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The health of workers on a dam

To ensure the maintenance of the Punt Dal Gall dam in Grisons, the workers were operating at a depth of 120 metres underwater.

Due to the exceptionally challenging nature of the task, the project’s managers called on the services of HUG’s hyperbaric medicine department to provide medical coverage. A unit coordinated with Rega Swiss air rescue was organized in order to react as quickly as possible in the event of an emergency.

During the most critical phases of the work, a HUG physician was present on site.

Last update : 30/05/2017