THE EFFECTS OF EXPLOSIONS ON THE BODY

03/01/2002
IN THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING, 35 PERCENT OF THE SURVIVORS SUSTAINED AUDITORY DAMAGE. A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF THEM WERE NOT RESOLVED AS LATE AS NINE MONTHS LATER.BY NORMAN J. GLOVER, P.E., R.A., FASCE FIStructEAmong architects and engineers, mitigating the effects of terrorist attacks has centered on mitigating the effects on buildings and infrastructure. Perhaps this is because of professional interest or because considering the injurious effects of violence on the human body is too intimidating. However, the real objective of such study is and should be protecting people from injury and death. EXPLOSION EFFECTSThe principal explosion-related injuries that affect building occupants and thos...

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