We come to bloody scenes of all sorts.

While we clean up blood and body parts at plenty of murder and suicide scenes, accident scenes can be even messier.

Many homicide scenes have blood splattered on just about every surface in the room. This happens if the killer uses a shotgun or large caliber handgun – particularly with shots to the victim’s head or chest. Or, a very emotional and enraged killer using a knife will stab someone over and over while blood sprays, squirts and splatters onto anything nearby.

But many times there’s only a single shot from a small or medium-caliber gun and just a small pool and spray of blood. Murder by a .22, for example, tends to make only a small hole in the body. Blood certainly comes out, but once the heart stops it’ll start hardening and sort of plug the hole. And, if a gunshot wound is at a higher height than most of the body, gravity will pull the blood to the lowest points.

So, we often clean up murder scenes that aren’t too messy, even when a gun is used. Now, if no one finds the body for a week or longer, especially in summer heat, that’s another matter. In that case, there’ll be a very nasty mess. But there are many “small mess” murder and suicide scenes.

Competing with shotgun blasts for the messiest are accident scenes. Many folks might not be familiar with them, but industrial accidents are some of the worst.


We recently serviced a site where huge locomotive parts are made. After investigators were finished processing the accident scene, we did the cleanup.


A man was crushed by an enormous steel gear that he was loading off the table of a machine with a crane. Blood was splattered in about a 15 foot radius of the accident spot. Parts of brain, bone, and bloody soft tissue remained. Some of this was partially stuck to the floor – forced into the rough concrete by the enormous weight of the monstrous gear, which had been lifted off the remains and moved to the side for cleaning.

The official story said that the man tried to use a crane hoist that wasn’t the proper capacity for the weight of the gear. He attached a device to lift it horizontally, with the flat side facing down. At first, it lifted off the four-foot high table with no problem. Then, as he moved the crane away and started to lower it, the massive gear started swaying and shaking the entire crane system.

Witnesses said the man tried to steady the gear, but slipped on the oily floor. As he fell backwards, he instinctively grabbed onto the gear and slid directly underneath it. The extra weight caused a pin to snap in the crane’s hook. With arms outstretched and hands gripping the gear’s edge, the man’s entire body was instantly crushed. At least it was quick, said the witnesses.

As professionals who specialize in accident and crime scene cleanup, we remove all traces of blood and mess from the scene. We also make sure there are no biohazards. The property will be ready for use again – just as this manufacturing shop was up and running after we completed our cleanup.


If you, a friend or family member need our services or have any questions, please contact Advanced Bio-Treatment! We are always available, always ready to help!

Ted Pelot Owner & President of Crime Scene Cleanup Company - Advanced Bio-Treatment