Volume 32, Issue 6 (November 1987)

    Deaths Caused by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in an Open Environment (Outdoors)

    (Received 19 February 1987; accepted 7 April 1987)

    Published Online: November

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Three deaths as a result of inhalation of carbon monoxide from the exhaust fumes of automobiles are reported. All deaths occurred outside and not in a structure. The individuals were white males, ages 24 to 26 years. Blood carboxyhemoglobin concentrations ranged from 58 (in a decomposing body) to 81%. The three cases illustrate the fact that even in the outdoors death from carbon monoxide inhalation can occur if an individual is in close proximity to a rich source of carbon monoxide.


    Author Information:

    Dana, SE
    Chief medical examiner and deputy chief medical examiner, Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office, San Antonio, TX

    DiMaio, VJM
    Chief medical examiner and deputy chief medical examiner, Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office, San Antonio, TX


    Stock #: JFS11236J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11236J

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    Title Deaths Caused by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in an Open Environment (Outdoors)
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30