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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 8(2); 1997 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 1997;8(2): 185-192.
Injury Type in Sampung Collapse
Ki Cheol You, Moo Eob Ahn, Yong Jun Cho, Jae Mueng Chaeng, Kyoung Soo Lim
BACKGROUND: The Sampung Collapse took place at 17:55 June 29, 1995. The rescue operation encountered 458 dead and 477 multiply traumatized patients and 464 non traumatized peoples. We wanted to present basic data for disaster planning for example of Sampung Collapse.
We made a survey of accident field immediately after accident and interviewed with victims, victim's famaly, and rescuer. We analysed the medical record and SCL-9 (Hopkins symptom check list 90R) which was checked several list with victims, victim's family and control group. RESULT: The mean RTS was 11.9 and the mean ISS was 4.3.96 long bone fractures occurred in 76 patients. 127 case of vertebral injury occurred in 63 patients. Total number of surgical operations were 237. There are also many crushing injury and acute post-traumatic stress diseases.
There are many injury types which are crushing injury, vertebral injury, blunt trauma and acute PTSD(post traumatic stress diseases). Thus, The field management, especially field triage, is very important. And, the urgent patients were 72 patients, about 5% of total patients, witch needed intensive care in tirtiary hospital. Therefore, we need to plan out the expeditious proper management. and prevention of disaster propagation.
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