Death Scene Cleanup in Owensboro, Kentucky

Advanced Bio Treatment Believes in Compassion First

Our team at Advanced Bio Treatment is here to help families and business all across the U.S. when tragedy strikes.  Our goal is to lighten the burden, even if it is simply by respectfully and compassionately assisting in the removal of a loved-one’s remains from a traumatic death or cleaning and recovering a gruesome death scene.  Sometimes, more important than our highly advanced decontamination services and biohazard removal expertise is our ability to shield you and your family from suffering further trauma when the daunting task of “cleaning up” is necessary.

Two years ago, a team of our technicians was called out to a small farmhouse on the outskirts of Owensboro, Kentucky.  The scene was a brutal one in which a child had been fatally injured by a riding lawn mower.  It was a friend of the family that called and requested our services, knowing that the family would be incapable of handling the ordeal of recovering the machinery of the riding lawn mower and the part of their property where the accident occurred.

A Novel Tractor Ride Ends In Unimaginable Loss

A grandfather had done as many other grandfathers and placed his two-year-old granddaughter, Gracie, on his lap for a ride around the yard on their lawn mower.  He’d done it a handful of times before, once before with little Gracie, and several times with his 5-year-old grandson.  It was more than he could resist when Gracie woke up from her nap and ran out to him as he was just beginning to mow the yard, a friend of the family shared,

I saw them riding along from my property about five or six hundred feet or so away.  I heard it when it happened, like a bunch of clanking, followed by silence, and then the blood curdling screams of the family running to and from the mower.  I never saw nothing than that.  One of my neighbors met me halfway as I ran to see if I could help, screaming to call 911.

The child had fallen from her grandfather’s lap and became entangled in the mower blade.  Her body had already been removed by the coroner, but there were small sections of her entrails, chunks of flesh, and hair scattered over a 5 foot radius of the riding mower and entangled in the blade of the mower.  Blood was splattered and smeared over the entire machine had saturated the ground, even to the point of pudding in several areas on the patchy ground.   The technicians worked compassionately to contain her remains and to remove all evidence of body fluid and human remains at the scene.  The team even went to the extent of disassembling portions of the mower in order to completely and thoroughly return the area and equipment to their pre-trauma conditions.

Advanced Bio Treatment Understands

We at Advanced Bio Treatment extend our deepest sympathies to the families that have suffered the loss of a loved one, especially the loss of a child.  Not only are we committed to ensuring the highest level of professionalism in our industry of trauma scene cleanup and crime scene cleanup, we strive to work with the greatest empathy and compassion.  We are here for you, Owensboro, Kentucky, and cities all across the country.

If you find yourself in the whirlwind of a tragedy, our highly trained operators are standing by at 1-800-295-1684.  You can depend on Advanced Bio Treatment’s support 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

Death Cleanup in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Car Lift Collapses and Kills Mechanic – Death Cleanup

Most of us don’t think much of dropping our cars off at the local car mechanic or car dealership for an oil change or repair.  It’s all routine for the mechanics that work on cars every day with the rare exception of a mysterious problem that has everyone scratching their heads or an accident in which someone is injured or killed on the job.  Some jobs are more prone to injuries, and car mechanics certainly get minor abrasions, burns, and cuts due to the nature of their work, but death just isn’t a risk most mechanics consider.  Peter had worked for at an auto repair shop in Pittsburgh, PA for over a year the day a car lift failed and collapsed while he was working on it.  It was one of those accidents no one anticipates and you just don’t ever even worry about, according to one of Peter’s co-workers.

I saw him pass under the truck to get to his tools and the truck rocked for a split second and then fell off the lift on top of Peter as he was kneeling down.  I don’t think he ever saw it coming.  It happened so fast.  When we all ran over to help him, only his leg was visible; the rest of him was completely crushed under the truck.  By the amount of blood, we only hoped for the best, but there was no way he was alive.

By the time emergency responders arrived, the 7 other employees at the shop had been able to lift the truck off of Peter’s body.  Several of the men were physically sick from what they had witnessed as Peter’s remained were removed by the coroner.  There was an extensive investigation to determine exactly how the truck was dislodged from the lift, and it was determined that user error was the cause. Sadly,  sometimes it just an honest mistake, a shortcut, a distracted task, or even fatigue that changes the course of fate.  And that’s exactly what happened to Peter.

Who is Responsible for Cleaning Up After an Accident?

It’s a common misconception that the police, or even the coroner cleans up a trauma scene or bloody death scene, but it is simply untrue.  The blood cleanup and biohazard cleanup is the responsibility of the business or home owner.  Unfortunately, cleaning up blood and the tissues that often remain after a traumatic injury or death is much more difficult than most people anticipate.  Blood smears and is easily pushed into crevices and can remain there for weeks or even years, and the biohazard risks and potential for spread of infectious disease can last equally as long.  Not all viruses and bacteria diminish or die within a few hours of exiting the body; some can even remain dangerous for years.  In addition to the physical difficulty of cleaning up blood spills and the risks involved with handling blood, there are also the psychological effects of dealing with the remains of someone you know.  Leaving a trauma scene cleanup in the hands of professionals is always the best choice in protecting yourself and your business.

A team of our technicians at Advanced Bio Treatment helped to recover the garage of the auto repair shop after Peter’s fatal injury.  Blood had not only seeped into the concrete floor, but it had also compromised the safety of a customer’s vehicle by splattering over the exterior and a small portion of the interior of the vehicle.   The shop owner not only took on the responsibility of ensuring that the garage was decontaminated and sanitized, but he was  also insistent that his mechanics who had witnessed the accident receive counselling.

We at Advanced Bio Treatment are proud to be the first choice in accident scene cleanup, trauma scene cleanup, and death scene cleanup for business owners and residents of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  We are there to support Pittsburgh and cities and towns all over the United States 24-hours a day, 365 days a year at 1-800-295-1684.

Unattended Death Cleanup in Mobile Alabama

Unattended Death Cleanup

Mobile Alabama is home to the first Mardi Gras and grand, century-old oak trees and exemplifies the Old South and its deep history with charm.  Ernest and his wife of almost 70 years, Fayla, had grown up together in Mobile, married when they were nineteen-years-old, and had four children and a beautiful life together.  Ernest wouldn’t have dreamed of leaving Fayla’s side, not even for a night, and spent his days caring for her in their Victorian home near the bay.  Ernest’s oldest son, James, suspected that his father was suffering from dementia and was beginning to see signs like confusion with the names of his own children and disorientation when navigating anywhere other than his own home.  It wasn’t until the morning after a violent storm had hit their town, flooding streets and leaving many without electricity, that James discovered just how far advanced his father’s dementia had progressed.  Worried about his parents, James rushed to his childhood home early the next morning to find the home miraculously untouched by the storm.

There wasn’t a single branch in the yard, and the front porch light was on which was unlike any other home I’d seen since just about everyone lost electricity over the night.  Every other yard was littered with trash and rubble and trees were down everywhere.  It was almost like a bubble had protected this one house.

But a different tragedy unfolded as James entered the home.  There was a terrible stench as he called out for his parents.  James found his father sitting at the kitchen table sipping tea with his mother’s teacup across the table from him.  When James asked where his mother was, Ernest explained that she was still in bed because she hadn’t gotten over her cold just yet.  James last visited just over three weeks ago before a business trip and remembered his mother complaining of congestion.

The stench was so offensive that James had to cover his mouth and nose when entering the bedroom.  As he dreadfully suspected, Fayla had passed away, but Ernest hadn’t recognized it and had gone along each day caring for her as she lay in bed deceased.  James called the rest of his siblings, and together they that decided that their father Ernest would move in with James and his family for the care he needed and their childhood home would be sold.  James reached out for help in decontaminating the home; there were severe odor issues that seemed to seep from the walls in addition to dried, caked bodily fluids.

After Fayla’s remains were removed from the home, a team of our technicians at Advanced Bio Treatment arrived to help the family physically recover the home in preparation to sell it.  Due to the length of time that had passed from the time of death and the discovery of the body, the decay of Fayla’s remains was advanced and had left the mattress saturated in body fluid.  After the mattress, bedding, and an area rug had been removed by the biohazard-trained team, the porous flooring and drywall was treated for odor.  Very often odors of decay, such as those related to an unattended death scene, can permeate porous materials, making it seemingly impossible to completely eliminate the odors.  Our Advanced Bio Treatment team used specialized equipment and chemicals to correct these issues, completely eliminating offensive odors.

We at Advanced Bio Treatment understand that you are burdened with many tasks in addition to coping with the loss of a loved one when a family member passes away.  We are honored to assist and ever so slightly lighten the load by recovering your home from an unattended death, suicide, or trauma.  Let us share our expertise in biohazard recovery with you so that you can put your energy into what’s really important.  We vow to return your home to pre-trauma conditions and are committed to thorough decontamination so you can rest assured that your home is safe from trauma related bacterial growth, bloodborne pathogens, and biohazard material.  We’re here to serve families and businesses in Mobile, Alabama, and all over the country, and we are dedicated to making sure we’re there to help you recover from the unexpected tragedies that we all must sometimes face.

Call us at 1-800-295-1684, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.