During the post mortem examinations of the victims following the Marchiness sinking. The hands were cut off to aid with identification, they were also very badly decomposed. The hands got mixed up and consequently there was a mix up on identifications of the deceased. Following an enquiry it was mandated that the dis-extension of hands fingers were not allowed for identification purposes.
If this was done with good-intent and to prove identification then no doubt someone will be asked to fall on their sword.