The coroner's role in mass disaster.

  title={The coroner's role in mass disaster.},
  author={Donald McK. Paul},
  journal={Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore},
  volume={13 1},
This paper deals with the various phases of a mass disaster investigation from the Coroner's point of view. The phases are described under the headings of: Phase 1: Recovery from the scene. Phase 2: Reception of the dead at the mortuary. Phase 3: Reception of relatives of the dead at the mortuary. Phase 4: Identification of the dead. Phase 5: Autopsy. Phase 6: Co-ordination and co-operation with other agencies. The setting up of a Casualty Bureau and a suggested plan for a temporary central… CONTINUE READING