Year: 1983 Source: Medical Journal of Australia, (May 28 1983), p.504-511 SIEC No: 19832255

Between 1930 & 1982, 92 persons fell 59 metres from the Sydney Harbour Bridge into the water. The major problem among survivors was pulmonary trauma, often with severe respiratory failure. Mortality rate from the fall was 85%. Rapid clinical assessment of victims, especially with reference to pulmonary injury, & prompt institution of ventilatory support, where required, may reverse respiratory failure.