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2003-03-10 09:03:15 AM  
It could have been worse...
2003-03-10 09:04:38 AM  
remember, you want the cremate the dead bodies.
2003-03-10 09:04:41 AM  
Bass555, how? If the morgue attendant left the condom in the casket?
2003-03-10 09:05:24 AM  

But at least they're actually cremating someone, not like that facility in (I think) Florida or Georgia last year that was just piling the bodies up outside the back gates.

And, how did they discover it was the wrong body? Do they open them up right before they bury them or something, just in case? (If it were an open casket funeral, that would suck.)
2003-03-10 09:05:28 AM  
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the body... okay, nevermind :)
2003-03-10 09:05:52 AM  
When I die, I'd like to be cremated, rolled, and smoked. Thank you.
2003-03-10 09:06:28 AM  
03-10-03 09:04:41 AM Wibbly_Pig
Bass555, how? If the morgue attendant left the condom in the casket?

Well, there ya go....
2003-03-10 09:06:31 AM  
So? It's just a dead body, an empty shell.

It wasn't gonna be reanimated. Get over it.
2003-03-10 09:06:50 AM  
Bass555 - They could have cremated someone that didn't die yet.
2003-03-10 09:07:22 AM  
Who cares? The guy is dead, I'm sure he doesn't give a shiat.
2003-03-10 09:09:46 AM  
This would make a great Three's Company episode.
2003-03-10 09:14:21 AM  
"THE daughters of a Swedish woman mistakenly cremated by a morgue have sued the city that oversees the facility."


"Who cares? The guy is dead, I'm sure he doesn't give a shiat."

Way to go reading the actual artical there!
2003-03-10 09:14:39 AM  
What an ash hat.
2003-03-10 09:16:06 AM  
Ya' burned the wrong body, ya' knuckleheads!

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk...
2003-03-10 09:20:36 AM  
"Andersson's mother and another dead woman were on the same platform because of a shortage of space."

There's just something really wrong with that sentence.
2003-03-10 09:21:43 AM  
One of my company's subsidiaries is a cemetery that has a crematory.

I was shocked to find out that fat people burn a hell of a lot faster than skinny people. Go figure.
2003-03-10 09:23:51 AM  
Even though I'm an athiest, you better belive if they did this to my family member I'd be screaming "Religious reasons!" at the top of my lungs, too. It's all about the big cash settlement, baby!
2003-03-10 09:28:32 AM  
her mother didn't want to be cremated for religious reasons

Er...she's dead. If we all keep our mouths shut, she'll never find out.
2003-03-10 09:31:45 AM  

"Even though I'm an athiest, you better believe if they did this to my family member I'd be screaming "Religious reasons!" at the top of my lungs, too. It's all about the big cash settlement, baby!"

You can always count on athiests to conduct their lives with integrity and honesty.
2003-03-10 09:47:50 AM  
Cremation is so much easier and less expensive for the surviving family than letting those cheesy funeral directors milk the grieving family for as much $$ as they can. Do your family and favor, and request cremation when you die. Unless, of course, you hate your family.
2003-03-10 09:48:58 AM  
I hate typos.
2003-03-10 09:56:10 AM  
You can always count on athiests to conduct their lives with integrity and honesty.

Just like religious people.
2003-03-10 09:57:05 AM  
Funny you mention that, VilleKing. I had a friend mention to his mother that he intended to be cremated. She used almost the exact words,"you must hate your family".
Myself, I don't care whether they chuck me in the ditch or toss me in the creek when I'm done, but proper disposal of the body is part of the grieving and healing process after the loss of a loved one and each family does it different. So anytime where people's deepest emotions are concerned, it is best to be cautious.
As for this funeral home, their behavior was definetly unprofessional.
2003-03-10 10:00:03 AM  
Did anyone see the McDonald's banner ad for the toasted cheese and tomato sandwich? That is utterly disgusting.
2003-03-10 10:00:54 AM  
It's all about the big cash settlement, baby!

Well I doubt they'll get that here in Sweden. Obviously the morgue screwed up but $97,600 seems unrealistic.

Remember the case in the US with the woman who poured hot coffee on herself and was awarded millions for her mistake? That exact same thing happened in Sweden and all that lady got was her medical bills payed.

(I don't care what people do with my body when I'm dead. Whatever is the best for the environment, I suppose.)
2003-03-10 10:33:02 AM  
I am like you when it comes to my body, but I want my organs to be donated before they dispose of my body. After that, I have requested a simple un-finished wooden casket. Should rot in no time and then my body will be compost.
2003-03-10 10:42:09 AM  
i will c u all in HELL :x
2003-03-10 10:54:57 AM  
I wish to be cremated then sifted in Indian food. Then when everyone gets the runs, extract the particles that haven't dissolved (that are from me), but them back in the urn.

Wait 5 years then used them as seasoning in hamburgers. Take some of my frozen urine and mix it in. Add a wisk of vanilla extract. Put me in a angel food cake. After the second passing of my particles, attempt to dilute me in eye drop form.
2003-03-10 10:55:07 AM  
I'm not a religious person, so I want my body donated to science, and I want "Another One Bites the Dust" playing at my funeral.
2003-03-10 11:15:22 AM  
I am a "religious" person and I still want the above done to me.
2003-03-10 11:30:26 AM  
2003-03-10 11:31:38 AM  
So you're implying all religions share the same beliefs about death. Nice observation.
2003-03-10 11:53:34 AM  
"The mistake was discovered when the other woman was to be buried and it was the wrong corpse in the coffin," Bodil Eriksson, the other daughter, said."

Oh Man! That's just wrong. My stepfather died a few months ago, and I can only imagine what it would have been like to walk into the funeral home and see someone else in the box.
2003-03-10 12:05:53 PM the ex-wife pours the hubby ashes on the table & sez "Ya know that blow-job ya wanted?"...

2003-03-10 12:22:10 PM  
Agent 00123
No but all religions have a burial ritual of some sort. Even athiests have something done. I was implying anything to mock religion or faith just show that i really like Indian food.
2003-03-10 12:22:32 PM  
Well, it could've been worse...They could've burnt somebody who wasn't dead yet...Besides, they're dead. They don't really care how they end up, because they're dead.
2003-03-10 12:23:43 PM  
2003-03-10 12:30:58 PM  
2003-03-10 01:09:53 PM  
Oh no! The family of the deceased certainly deserve some money because of this.

Even though I believe that when you're dead, you're dead and it doesn't really matter how the corpse is handled, I do agree that the morgue should be more careful and should be penalized. BUT, why give money to a bunch of people who really weren't harmed? I'd much rather see them demand that the company perform 100 free burials for poor people, or something like that.
2003-03-10 01:12:27 PM  
That reminds me of a prank call I did a few years ago. At about 5 in the morning I called a cemetary and when some lady answered

Me: "I have a problem, you buried the wrong body!!!!!"

lady: "What?"

Me: "You buried the wrong body"

lady: "Oh dear. I can't really help you. You are going to have to call back later when someone else can help you. So what was the name?"

At the beginning of the call she didn't really seem to believe me but she quickly started to buy it. So with that and the fact that I had been up all night, I started to laugh and she called me a jerk.

I did manage to get a 16 digit credit card number right that night. I was calling sex lines and typing random numbers, other than the first 4 which were from a bank, and actually got to the next step of where I was supposed to enter the expiration date. Then I got it wrong and I hung up.
2003-03-10 01:24:22 PM  
I wish this had the 'amusing' tag.
2003-03-10 01:33:09 PM  
I have nothing to say

And I am saying it.
2003-03-10 01:34:48 PM  
When I get cremated I want Tatu to perform live.
2003-03-10 01:36:52 PM  
I bet that was one big "Oops!"
2003-03-10 02:07:00 PM  
An honest mistake.
They all look the same when dead.
Believe me, I know.
2003-03-10 02:17:46 PM  
Some faiths believe their Invisible Friend in the Sky can't tell people apart once they've been burnt to a cinder.
Mine can, so My Invisible Friend is smarter that theirs! Nyah, nyah, nyah.
Odin Rules.
2003-03-10 02:55:00 PM  
When I get cremated I want Tatu to perform live.

Uhhh, I think you got the ordering wrong. "Death by Tatu" would seem to be a far better idea ... yup. :-)
2003-03-10 05:17:20 PM  
When I die I want everything I own sold. Then with all the money I want a huge mausoleum built out of marble with a holographic projector in the roof. Every night at midnight the hologram of me will shout, "The end of days is coming. Oh woe that I did not believe!" Of course my body will have been set out to sea on a burning raft along with whatever money was left over.
2003-03-10 05:18:36 PM  
"We have filed charges against the local county council claiming 500,000 kronor ($97,600) in damages to teach them that you don't treat people in this way and to make sure it doesn't happen again,"


"to teach them that you don't treat people in this way and to make sure it doesn't happen again"

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