While working as a pilot, Torias once performed an EVA to repair his meteor-damaged shuttle in low-orbit of Trill, Torias became trapped outside. His environmental suit had malfunctioned, expanding with air, which prevented him from fitting in the shuttle's airlock. He solved the problem by carefully releasing the excess air and successfully entered the shuttle. (DS9 - Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel: Trill: Unjoined)
Torias died in a shuttlecraft accident in the year 2284. Records of the Trill Symbiosis Commission, however, said Torias survived in a comatose state an additional six months, a falsehood meant to cover-up the subsequent joining of Dax to Joran Belar. (DS9 episodes: "Equilibrium", "Facets", "Rejoined")
- There are two contradictory non-canon stories detailing Torias' shuttle accident: "Infinity" in The Lives of Dax, and "Trek" in Strange New Worlds 8.