Diver Deaths

Posted by Amanda on July 23, 2012 at 4:55 AM

So far this year I understand that worldwide, there have been over 30 deaths of commercial divers.


Here are just three of them that happened in Spain/Portugal:


DATE: 7th June 2011

NAME: David Mato Garrido

AGE: 30 years old

LOCATION: Acuinova Fish Farm. Coimbra. Portugal




DATE: 5th June 2011

NAME: Julio Dacosta Gallo

AGE: 52 years old

LOCATION: Santurces docks. Vizcaya. Spain

COMPANY: Jerez e Hijos, C.B.



DATE: 23rd March 2011

NAME : Javier Diaz Macias

AGE : 26 years old

LOCATION: Los Melonares Dam. Seville. Spain

COMPANY: Macpherson Servicios Subacuáticos

CLIENT: Agencia Andaluza del Agua


7th June, David Garrido seems to have been on SCUBA and got sucked up a water inlet pipe and drowned in the hour it took to get a recovery diver to him.

4th June, Julio Gallo was cleaning the propeller of a tug when 'somebody' started her up, his colleague (Andres) on the other side of the prop was injured but blown clear, Gallo got sucked through the blades and got well chopped.

23rd March, Javier Macias was working (upstream) on a dam, his body was recovered downstream, it looks like he went through the spillway.


I am going to try to get details of the others, and post them here. This is something for everyone to think about. And the big question:


What can WE do to help prevent this?

This post has been edited by Mark Longstreath: 15 June 2011 - 06:45 AM

Reason for edit: Added updated details

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