An Explosive Decompression Accident

  title={An Explosive Decompression Accident},
  author={J. Chr. Giertsen and Eivind Sandstad and Inge Morild and Guk Mo Bang and A J Bjersand and Svein Eidsvik},
  journal={The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology},
Four divers in a compression chamber system were suddenly decompressed from 9 atm to 1 atm. One of the divers was about to close the door between the chamber system and the trunk when the accident happened. He was shot out through the door and severely mutilated. The three others died on the spot. The autopsy results are described. The most conspicuous finding was large amounts of fat in the large arteries and veins and in the cardiac chambers, as well as intravascular fat in the organs… 
Decompression-Related Disorders: Decompression Sickness, Arterial Gas Embolism, and Ebullism Syndrome
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During autopsy, a special attention was paid to victim's identification and search for other injuries, not related to the explosion, so as to exclude or document homicidal injuries disguised by the subsequent explosion.
Fatal diving accidents in western Norway 1983-2007.
Intravascular coagulation and osteonecrosis.
  • J. Jones
  • Medicine
    Clinical orthopaedics and related research
  • 1992
Current evidence suggests that intravascular coagulation (IC), an intermediary mechanism, is the most likely final common pathway by which intraosseous fat embolism causes nontraumatic osteonecrosis