"See you on the other side": a crematorium worker told about the peculiarities of her workPictolic
A heat-protective suit, thick gloves and a face mask are the uniform of a person who sees off the coffins with the deceased and sends them to the crematorium oven. Working in a place where a person, or rather his body, finds the last refuge and rest, is associated with a gloomy and mysterious atmosphere for most people.
One of the crematorium workers shared revelations about her difficult work, which gave a unique chance to learn about a profession that society does not talk about and does not know anything about.
A woman under the nickname ILoveKermit on the portal mumsnet.com she answered all the questions of interest to the audience.
The burning process lasts more than an hour (depends on the size of the body and the material from which the coffin is made), and the coffin turns into ashes at a temperature of 800 to 1000 degrees Celsius.
At the end of the cremation, which, by the way, is not accompanied by any smell, the ashes mainly consist of bones and a coffin, since the muscles and fat completely disintegrate. The crematorium technician shared that sometimes there are "calcified bones" and metal objects from piercing or after operations. They are processed and sent to the relatives of the deceased at their request. "Rings, gold and silver melt and harden into small balls, which are then sent for recycling, unless relatives asked them to return."
Cremation is widely used as a method of burial, but there are restrictions on the size and weight of the body. The extremely overweight deceased are moved with the help of a crane.