Volume 30, Issue 4 (October 1985)

    Multiple Deaths Resulting from Shipboard Exposure to Trichlorotrifluoroethane

    (Received 2 October 1984; accepted 10 October 1984)

    Published Online: October

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    During the course of dockside ship maintenance, a compartment was partially flooded with tricholotrifluoroethane gas. One sailor entered the compartment, collapsed, and was then rescued by two other men. All three victims then climbed a 11-m (36-ft) ladder and collapsed. They all experienced a rapid development of cardiac arrest. We report on the pathologic, toxicologic, and pathophysiologic aspects of the incident.


    Author Information:

    Robinson, JJ
    Chief toxicologist and staff toxicologist, Laboratory Medicine Department, Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD

    Lord, JT
    Staff forensic pathologist, Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA

    Jones, JW
    Chief toxicologist and staff toxicologist, Laboratory Medicine Department, Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD

    Clark, MA
    Head, Autopsy Service Laboratory Medicine Department and the c/o Clinical Investigation Department, Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA


    Stock #: JFS11071J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11071J

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    Title Multiple Deaths Resulting from Shipboard Exposure to Trichlorotrifluoroethane
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    Committee E30