9/11 Emergency Room

CRIME & INVESTIGATION – Saturday 8 September, 8.30pm

This is the moving and inspiring story of the emergency service workers who treated the injured around the World Trade Centre as the jets crashed and the towers fell. One of the abiding myths of the attacks on the Twin Towers is that other than those that died in the towers, there were very few casualties. Nothing could be further from the truth. On 9/11 few inside the World Trade Centre escaped unharmed. Thousands of evacuating office workers, innocent bystanders and emergency responders were burned, crushed, impaled, concussed, lacerated, buried, choked, blinded or nearly drowned. This film looks at the incredible response from the medical professionals on the ground as the horror unfolded and also at the impact their service had on so many people that day.