Confederate submarine crew killed by their own weapon. A powerful shockwave from the H.L. Hunley's own weapon killed the crew of the Confederate combat submarine as it sunk a Union ship. This finding comes from a four-year research project that involved repeatedly setting blasts near a scale model, shooting authentic weapons at historically accurate iron plate and many calculations on human respiration and the transmission of blast energy. Source 1z.
Yes, those of us who live in the IED generation of the military understand what this is talking about very well. The blasts from IEDs do the same things to lungs, brains, and internal organs. I understand this and I agree with her hypothesis.
This is not something surprising at all. Explosions can cause serious injury if you are too close. IT is not something to take lightly. This is not Hollywood stuff that if you jump or dive you will survive.