Research Article

Moorgate tube train disaster. Part II. Clinicopathological review.

Br Med J 1975; 3 doi: (Published 27 September 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;3:729


A review of the injuries sustained by the 113 casualties of the Moorgate tube train disaster has shown the need for rapid evacuation of casualties. Recognition of the "crush syndrome" and its early consequence, hyperkalaemia, is important and a radical surgical approach is suggested. Chest injuries were common and contributed to many of the deaths.