Monday, January 02, 2012
NBC Rock Center documents how lobster divers are injured by their work in Central America
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.