Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dying big

The death care industry and related services have had to adapt to the increased weight of Americans and others around the world. As Allen Steadham, executive director of the International Size-Acceptance Association, puts it, ''People are living larger and they're dying larger, and industries have to adapt to that situation.'' Here are a few of the ways they have accommodated the obese deceased:

Enhancements like lifts in the ambulance and the mortuary, and power hoists in the medical examiner's office, protect the employees from back injuries, but oversize products spare larger customers their dignity. "[T]he last thing we need is a lid that will not close when the time comes," says Davis of Goliath Caskets.

1 comment:

  1. What a world we live in, eh?!


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