Cleaning up after death
A niche business is developing in South Korea. Trauma scene cleaning is a service that is increasingly being sought after in South Korea where there are approximately about 700 daily, and many of these deaths goes unattended. The typical role of a trauma scene cleaner includes cleaning up the scene left behind after a corpse is cleared. The contaminated area where the beloved has been is cleaned up, together with the thousands of maggots and flies. Keepsakes are sorted out and the entire space sterilized. The entire process may take up to four days.
TThe Korea Times, “Making a living, from the dead”, 16 August 2017.