An Ever-Changing Society
Everyday people live and die, it’s apart of life. For most of us, our lives consist of day to day routines. Routines that keep us grounded, active, financially stable, and focused. As a society we’re reluctant to acknowledge how short and fragile life actually is. That reluctance, in my opinion, is deep-rooted in our DNA through natural selection as part of trial and error during our evolution. Our resistance to fear death would of only held us back from becoming the intellectual, articulate beings we’ve become today. All the same when death hits close to home, our minds can become convoluted with emotion.
We live in a time of logical and scientific awareness. When someone dies, protocols are followed and paperwork is filed statistically. We determine the cause of death and acknowledge the environment where it happened. If it’s an indoor environment, cleanup companies are brought in to clean, disinfect, and prepare living quarters for future occupants. It’s an ever-changing protocol when treating the passing of others. Only 20 years ago there were little to few companies that specialized in cleaning a resulting death. The task, as is today, was left to immediate family or property owners. The difference is today organizations exist to handle these very situations. Although now there’s a fine line whether a death occurs indoors or out. That fine line determines if a cleanup company is needed or not. When a fatal car accident occurs or homicide takes place on public streets, 9 times out of 10 fire departments and emergency service workers use firetrucks and hoses to spray away blood and tissue into sewers and drainage systems. It’s usually an unthorough and quick method to “restore” visual order so the scene can be quickly reopened for people to go about their business. Though there are instances where the cleaning of a crime scene or accident is hastened by authorities subsequently leaving remains like blood and tissue at the scene for months.
This whole topic may not sound critically important, but it’s possible in the future a bigger situation may arise where this becomes a significant matter. In today’s world, all matters are being regulated, examined, taxed, insured, politically corrected, sued, and criticized by companies and individuals alike. Whether it’s a good thing is purely opinion-based.
Our Chief Safety Officer at Bio Recovery had commented on this very situation on an NBC News segment in Manhattan where debris leftover from an accident was left on parts of the sidewalk.
You can watch the segment here,