secondary blast injuries

secondary blast injuries

[′sek·ən‚der·ē ¦blast ‚in·jə·rēz]
(ordnance)
Those injuries sustained from the indirect effects, such as falling rubble from a collapsed building, or missiles (debris or objects) which have been picked up by the generated winds and hurled against an individual; also includes injuries resulting from individuals being hurled against stationary objects.
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Secondary blast injuries occur from objects that have been energized by the explosion to become projectiles.
Secondary blast injuries are caused when flying objects including dirt, rocks, and shrapnel create penetrating and focal damage.
Secondary blast injuries occur from fragment objects that have been energized by the explosion to become projectiles.
The term "primary blast injury" refers to direct injuries sustained from blast waves, while flying debris from a blast can also lead to trauma and secondary blast injuries [5].