Number of cases
Since its foundation in 2005, this team has handled 78 cases, 32 of which were the result of a fatal accident. These were not 32 victims with a fatal outcome, but 32 cases. Some fatal accidents had such a large impact on a club or several clubs at the same time that they resulted in multiple cases. To put things into perspective: within NELOS there are around 80 reported accidents per year, of which 45% are minor accidents (fractures, bruising), 20% decompression accidents, 34% barotrauma, 1% fatality.
Only the cases of decompression, barotraumas and fatalities are brought to the mental coaching team. In other words, of the 44 accidents, 8% (on average 6 cases per year) of those affected are referred to the mental coaching team.