Monday, January 02, 2012

NBC Rock Center documents how lobster divers are injured by their work in Central America

Tonight, NBC's Rock Center presented a disturbing episode about injuries to divers for lobsters off the coast of Hondouras, in a story by Catherine Olian.




Many of the injuries are hyperbaric, related to "The Bends", subjecting bodies to overly abrupt changes in pressure, resulting in many complications and infections.  A 31-year-old diver dies.

However, for westerners to stop eating lobsters would not help, as the divers need the jobs.

The show also showed the clean-up of New York's Times Square New Year's morning before dawn.

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