The name caisson disease stems from the occurrence of decompression sickness in individuals working on tunnel and bridge construction in underwater caissons filled with compressed air.
Examples of caisson disease in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebReaders will be shocked to learn that Washington Roebling contracted caisson disease soon after construction began, forcing him to work from his bed while his wife worked at the site.
Michael Sangiacomo, cleveland.com, 1 May 2018
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