Journal of Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine
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Article Number - B46D1C21350


Vol.1(1), pp. 005-008 , March 2010

ISSN: 2141-2405



Case Report

Accidental neck injury by wood cutting machine: A case report


D. K. Atal*, S. K. Naik and A. Murari




Department of Forensic Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Smt. S. K.Hospital, New Delhi-110001, India.


Email: drdevinderatal_fmt@rediffmail.com






 Accepted: 26 January 2010  Published: 31 March 2010

Copyright © 2010 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


Lacerated wounds of the neck can be of any origin- accidental, homicidal, or suicidal. In this case report, a case has been presented where a part of metallic saw of a wood cutting machine flied as a projectile and cut the throat of a middle aged male who was operating the machine inside metro construction area. Death occurred as result of exsanguination caused by the injuries to major blood vessels of the neck. In the case we presented, although the cut in the neck initially suggested homicide, it was found to have occurred as a result of an accident after the autopsy and death scene investigation.

 

Key words: Accidental neck injury, wood cutting machine, saw blade.


APA (2010). Accidental neck injury by wood cutting machine: A case report. Journal of Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine, 1(1), 005-008.
Chicago D. K. Atal, S. K. Naik and A. Murari. "Accidental neck injury by wood cutting machine: A case report." Journal of Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine 1, no. 1 (2010): 005-008.
MLA D. K. Atal, S. K. Naik and A. Murari. "Accidental neck injury by wood cutting machine: A case report." Journal of Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine 1.1 (2010): 005-008.
   
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