Altitude testing chambers are used by pilots, astronauts, and other individuals who need to simulate high-altitude environments. These chambers help to ensure that the individual is able to safely complete the task at hand. However, there are a few risks associated with using these chambers, and one of those is injury.
Altitude testing chambers are commonly found in industrial settings where personnel must work at high elevation. The chambers help workers avoid altitude sickness by simulating the effects of high altitudes on the body.
Altitude testing chambers can be extremely dangerous and lead to serious injuries if not properly constructed. Injuries can occur from the gases that are used in the chamber, as well as the extreme cold temperatures. In addition, an injury called high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE). HACE is caused by increased pressure in the brain due to altitude. It can lead to headache, dizziness, confusion, and difficulty sleeping. In extreme cases, it can even cause permanent damage to the brain. To prevent these injuries, employers should ensure that their workers are properly trained on how to handle altitude and carry appropriate medical supplies.
If you are injured in an altitude testing chamber, contact an attorney as soon as possible.