Could a Maintenance Diver Drown in a Retention Pond?

Could a Maintenance Diver Drown in a Retention Pond?

There are few more horrific ways to lose a family member than in a drowning accident. This is especially true if your loved one worked on the water for a living and his or her death was caused by someone else’s negligence. In cases such as that, those at fault need to be brought to justice and the family deserves money for the financial burden of their loss, including money for funeral expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.

Authorities are still unclear about what caused a recent drowning accident in New Albany, Ohio. According to WBNS-TV, the victim in the drowning was a maintenance diver who had been hired to dredge the ponds in the area.

The diver was working with another employee at the time of the incident. After he had been underwater longer than expected and lost contact with his co-worker, the authorities were called in to conduct a search and rescue operation.

Although the company the men worked for had an A-plus rating from the Better Business Bureau, this is at least the second diver it has lost to a drowning, after losing another employee in a similar incident in 2009.

Investigators were still trying to determine what caused the drowning at the time of this report.

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