Pond used for military training cited for major safety violations

Posted at 12:18 AM, Aug 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-02 00:18:36-04

A pond used for training in the military has been cited for some major safety violations.

The same pond where two Navy divers died back in February is now being cited by OSHA.

The agency issued notices to the Army's Aberdeen Test Center because back in January, a civilian worker died there.

The engineering technician was killed while performing routine maintenance at the underwater explosion test facility, known as the "Super Pond."

OSHA says it could have been prevented.

OSHA found seven serious safety violations including improper training for divers, no reserve breathing air supply during diving activities, and allowing diving activities to be performed without a standby diver.

The agency also found four less serious violations.