An accidental death scene usually involves blood and bodily fluids. A professional trauma scene cleanup company is needed to clean and sanitize the location of the accidental death.
An accidental death is a death caused by an unanticipated and unusual event. There are several types of accidental deaths. Poisoning is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Drugs cause the majority of poisoning deaths. In Washington State there are approximately 855 poisoning deaths a year.
Falls are another leading cause of death. More than 800 people die a year in Washington State from falls. In 2008, 22,631 Americans died from unintentional falls, which equates to 7.5 people per 100,000.
Motor vehicle accidents are another common form of accidental death. In Washington State there are about 500 motor vehicle deaths a year. They can happen anytime and anywhere people are operating vehicles.
Other common types of accidental death are drownings, fire, suffocation, firearms and industrial accidents. Regardless of the type of accidental death a trauma scene cleanup company needs to provide cleaning services.
At Bio Management Northwest, our technicians are experienced with accidental death and the nature of the trauma scene cleanup. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Depending on the location we’re available usually within one to three hours. We are on call and have technicians ready for any situation. We are referred to accidental deaths by police officers, sheriffs, coroners and family members.
Accidental deaths often result in significant amounts of blood. Cleaning an accidental death scene becomes critically important when blood and bodily fluids are present. Where the accidental death occurs will dictate how the cleaning process needs to be managed. An accidental death at home is a very different situation than an accidental death on the highway.
The greatest risk with accidental death comes from bloodborne pathogens found in blood and bodily fluid. It’s possible to contract hepatitis B or HIV from bloodborne pathogens resulting from an accidental death. Bloodborne pathogens can be ingested, inhaled or absorbed through direct contact. Airborne bacteria create a high risk environment for anyone entering the space.
Accidental death scenes require a licensed and certified professional to clean and dispose of hazardous material. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration as well as the US Environmental Protection Agency have strict guidelines about the disposal of hazardous materials.
Bio Management Northwest has trained technicians to handle all biohazard situations and limit the exposure and risk in the situation of accidental death.
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