80% of crush injuries result in death
20% of natural disaster victims experience crush injuries
Major shock and kidney failure following a crush injury causes “Crush Syndrome”
Crush injuries occur when muscles experience heavy force or pressure, which usually happens when part of the body is trapped between two objects. Often associated with traumatic events – such as car accidents, natural disasters and building collapses – crush injuries are extremely dangerous.
Seek medical assistance immediately for crush injuries.
The major shock and kidney failure associated with Crush Syndrome is related to compression time. To avoid disruption of the body’s chemistry – which can result in heart problems, kidney failure and breathing difficulties – release a crushing victim as quickly as possible.