Compression asphyxia and other clinicopathological findings from the Hillsborough Stadium disaster

Jerry P Nolan, Jasmeet Soar, Nathaniel Cary, Nigel Cooper, Jack Crane, Ashley Fegan-Earl, William Lawler, Philip Lumb, Guy Rutty

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Ninety-six people died following a crowd crush at the Hillsborough Football Stadium, Sheffield, UK in 1989. The cause of death in nearly all cases was compression asphyxia. The clinical and pathological features of deaths encountered in crowds are discussed with a particular focus on the Hillsborough disaster.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEmergency Medicine Journal
Early online date3 Sep 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 Sep 2020

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