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Fire disasters in Osaka

  • Takashi Ukai
  • Muneo Ohta
  • Choei Wakasugi
  • Shigeru Hishida

Abstract

Fire disasters in urban areas are theoretically preventable and avoidable, most of them being man-made. Unfortunately, accidents of the same sort occur repeatedly, without any advantage being taken of the lessons learned before. Even though no two disasters are exactly alike, they often show common features and give much useful information for future preparedness and prevention of similar disasters.

Keywords

Fire Department Dead Body Inhalation Injury Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Safety Equipment 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takashi Ukai
    • 1
  • Muneo Ohta
    • 1
  • Choei Wakasugi
    • 2
  • Shigeru Hishida
    • 3
  1. 1.Osaka Prefectural Senri Critical Care Medical CenterJapan
  2. 2.Department of Forensic MedicineOsaka University Medical SchoolJapan
  3. 3.Department of Forensic MedicineHyogo Medical CollegeJapan

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