Forensic Aspects of Fire, Burns & Electricity

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BBC One - The Housing Enforcers, Fire Safety Special

From lethal appliances to dangerously overcrowded properties and missing fire escapes, Matt Allwright joins the nation's housing enforcers to investigate what can happen when tenants and landlords fail to take fire safety seriously.<p>In the wake of the tragic disaster at Grenfell Tower, thousands of …

Fire Safety

DFES After the Fire - Fire Investigation Walk Through


What's the problem with hydrofluoric acid exposure? What are the treatment options? #FOAMed #tox

Lawyer died after fire at untidy London flat, inquest hears

Ian Paton died from carbon monoxide poisoning hastened by heart disease after small blaze at cluttered property<p>A senior criminal barrister who was “notoriously untidy” died after piles of paper in his cluttered London flat caught fire, an inquest has heard.<p>Ian Paton, 66, who also sat as a crown …


Don't Tell the Bride star suffers horrific burns after setting himself on fire

A husband who starred in popular TV show Don’t Tell The Bride was blown 20ft and caught fire in a freak gardening mishap.<p>Ben Longville, 35, was …

The burning issue of white phosphorus: a case report and review of the literature

Abstract<p>Background<p>Burns from white phosphorus are rare and remain a challenge for clinicians. White phosphorus burns are often associated with …

Alive or not alive in fire? #pulmonarypath #forensicpath #forensics

Thermal artifact: epid. "hemorrhage," leptomeninges necrosis, vessel eosinophilia; clearing of neurons - not edema! #forensicpath #neuropath

2 fires: ; A: never alive, cause of death: sharp force injury, manner: homicide; B. alive, COD: inhalation of products of combustion

Burning Your Future

Attacks with corrosive substances are increasing in UK

• Johann Grundlingh, consultant emergency physician1,<br>• Jessie Payne, ST4 trainee in emergency medicine1,<br>• Taj Hassan, president2<p>1Barts Health NHS Trust, …

BBC Breakfast - 'Acid Attacks'

Severe Burns by Andrew Udy - INTENSIVE

Associate Professor Andrew Udy provides an overview of severe burns from the perspective of intensive care management. The target audience is …

Tasty Morsels of EM 077 – #FRCEM Burns

(Featured image: Author: Goga312 via Wikimedia Commons)<p>I’m entering a few months prep for the UK and Ireland exit exam in Emergency Medicine: the …

Stoke hospital fire: Man charged with patient manslaughter

<b>A man accused of an arson attack on a hospital has been charged with the manslaughter of an elderly patient who died following the fire.</b><p>Thomas Ashcroft, 39, is alleged to have set fire to Royal Stoke University Hospital and a Staffordshire University accommodation building on 7 June.<p>He has now been …


Infographic 10 Acid Attack

Acid Attack

Acid Attacks

St.Emlyn's - Emergency Medicine #FOAMedA short post…but a relevant one. We are interested in other perspectives here. Please post comments below. …

Acid Attack

Grenfell Tower fire survivor, 12, treated for cyanide poisoning

Medical papers relating to Luana Gomes raise fears highly toxic hydrogen cyanide gas was released when insulation burned<p>A survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire has been treated for cyanide poisoning, raising fears that the highly toxic gas hydrogen cyanide might have been released by the burning of …

Grenfell Tower

Cutaneous manifestations of lightning strike - variability in Lichtenberg figures. - PubMed

1Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The University of Adelaide Medical School, Level 3 Medical School North Building, Frome Road, Adelaide, 5005, …


Woman dies of ‘horrific’ injuries nearly two years after her ex set her on fire

A woman who was doused with petrol and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend, has died nearly two years after the attack.<p>Judy Malinowski suffered fourth …

Grenfell Tower, June, 2017: a poem by Ben Okri

It was like a burnt matchbox in the sky.<br>It was black and long and burnt in the sky.<br>You saw it through the flowering stump of trees.<br>You saw it beyond …

Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing more than 150

People described as rushing to highway to try to gather leaking fuel from crashed vehicle and being caught in blast<p>An overturned oil tanker exploded in a huge fireball in Pakistan on Sunday killing more than 150 people, including many women and children, who had rushed to the site to collect fuel …

Merchant Shipping

London fire: A visual guide to what happened at Grenfell Tower

<b>At least 80 people are believed to have died after a huge fire engulfed a west London tower block.</b><p>While some residents of Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey building in north Kensington, escaped as the fire took hold on 14 June, others were trapped inside. A number of injured remain in hospital and …

Grenfell Tower

Grenfell Tower disaster: how did the fire spread so quickly?

In the middle of the night, while most residents were sleeping, a devastating fire started at Grenfell Tower in London. The emergency response was …

Grenfell Tower

Long and complex forensic investigation ahead for Grenfell Tower

Recovering victims’ remains is a priority, with experts confident every person will be found. But establishing fire’s cause will take months, they say<p>Forensic experts have spoken of the extraordinarily complex investigation that lies ahead at Grenfell Tower and predicted that establishing the …

Grenfell Tower

More great finds in the @WellcomeLibrary archives today about @CAPTcharity's work on burn & scald accidents to children in the 1980s.

Deadly blaze engulfs west London tower block - video report

A number of people are dead after a huge blaze devastated a 24-storey apartment block in west London. At least 200 firefighters and 40 engines are on the scene of a massive fire at Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, near Notting Hill<p>Witness describes scene at massive blaze in London tower block – …

Tower Block