Multiple Deaths Resulting from Shipboard Exposure to Trichlorotrifluoroethane

    Volume 30, Issue 4 (October 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1985

    Page Count: 4


    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

    (Received 2 October 1984; accepted 10 October 1984)

    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.


    Paper ID: JFS11071J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11071J

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    Title Multiple Deaths Resulting from Shipboard Exposure to Trichlorotrifluoroethane
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    Committee E30