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September 2017    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 32, No. 9   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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The Great Risks of Golf Ball Diving

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The owner of a Welsh online company that sold golf balls retrieved from lakes has been jailed for 32 months for manslaughter, following the death of an employee. British regulations specify that a commercial dive team should have been used, but Dale Pike's company, Boss Golf Balls, employed a 29-year-old man with learning difficulties, Gareth Pugh, and paid him the equivalent of $40 per day. He was equipped with a mask and weight belt and air supplied through a garden hose connected to a small compressor floating on a rubber raft at the surface....


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