Lightning strike fatalities: three case reports of military personnel in Malaysia

Lightning strikes have been known to cause fatal injuries. However, these cases have not been adequately highlighted in Malaysia. This paper reports on three cases of military personnel who lost their lives after being struck by lightning while on operational duties. It is extremely important to imp...

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Main Authors: Ahmad, Rozali, Hussain, Khairuddin, Mohd Sidik, Sherina, Chia, L. M., K., Yaakop
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia 2012
Online Access:http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/41206/1/Lightning%20strike%20fatalities%20three%20case%20reports%20of%20military%20personnel%20in%20Malaysia.pdf
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spelling oai:psasir.upm.edu.my:41206 http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/41206/ Lightning strike fatalities: three case reports of military personnel in Malaysia Ahmad, Rozali Hussain, Khairuddin Mohd Sidik, Sherina Chia, L. M. K., Yaakop Lightning strikes have been known to cause fatal injuries. However, these cases have not been adequately highlighted in Malaysia. This paper reports on three cases of military personnel who lost their lives after being struck by lightning while on operational duties. It is extremely important to implement adequate safety measures and ensure that all military personnel are adequately trained on emergency procedures, such as Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to prevent casualties of lightning strikes in future. This paper addresses several issues to avoid similar occurrences; the importance of taking extra safety precautions and recognizing signs of lightning strikes, as well as the immediate administration of CPR on victims. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia 2012-06 Article PeerReviewed application/pdf en http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/41206/1/Lightning%20strike%20fatalities%20three%20case%20reports%20of%20military%20personnel%20in%20Malaysia.pdf Ahmad, Rozali and Hussain, Khairuddin and Mohd Sidik, Sherina and Chia, L. M. and K., Yaakop (2012) Lightning strike fatalities: three case reports of military personnel in Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 8 (2). pp. 73-75. ISSN 1675-8544 http://www.medic.upm.edu.my/dokumen/FKUSK1_MJMHS_2012V08N2_CS03.pdf
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description Lightning strikes have been known to cause fatal injuries. However, these cases have not been adequately highlighted in Malaysia. This paper reports on three cases of military personnel who lost their lives after being struck by lightning while on operational duties. It is extremely important to implement adequate safety measures and ensure that all military personnel are adequately trained on emergency procedures, such as Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to prevent casualties of lightning strikes in future. This paper addresses several issues to avoid similar occurrences; the importance of taking extra safety precautions and recognizing signs of lightning strikes, as well as the immediate administration of CPR on victims.
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author Ahmad, Rozali
Hussain, Khairuddin
Mohd Sidik, Sherina
Chia, L. M.
K., Yaakop
spellingShingle Ahmad, Rozali
Hussain, Khairuddin
Mohd Sidik, Sherina
Chia, L. M.
K., Yaakop
Lightning strike fatalities: three case reports of military personnel in Malaysia
author_facet Ahmad, Rozali
Hussain, Khairuddin
Mohd Sidik, Sherina
Chia, L. M.
K., Yaakop
author_sort Ahmad, Rozali
title Lightning strike fatalities: three case reports of military personnel in Malaysia
title_short Lightning strike fatalities: three case reports of military personnel in Malaysia
title_full Lightning strike fatalities: three case reports of military personnel in Malaysia
title_fullStr Lightning strike fatalities: three case reports of military personnel in Malaysia
title_full_unstemmed Lightning strike fatalities: three case reports of military personnel in Malaysia
title_sort lightning strike fatalities: three case reports of military personnel in malaysia
publisher Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
publishDate 2012
url http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/41206/1/Lightning%20strike%20fatalities%20three%20case%20reports%20of%20military%20personnel%20in%20Malaysia.pdf
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