Volume 25, Issue 3 (July 1980)

    The Investigation of Electrical Deaths: A Report of 220 Fatalities

    (Received 11 October 1979; accepted 30 November 1979)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    We present the results of our investigation of 220 electrocutions. The ratio of high voltage to low voltage electrocution is found to be nearly 1:1. Further, in low voltage electrocution deaths electrical burns were absent in over 40% of the cases. Our approach to the investigation of possible electrocution, including equipment analysis, is discussed.


    Author Information:

    Davis, JH
    Deputy chief medical examiner and associate professor of pathology, and chief medical examiner and professor of pathology, University of Miami, Miami, Fla.

    Wright, RK
    Deputy chief medical examiner and associate professor of pathology, and chief medical examiner and professor of pathology, University of Miami, Miami, Fla.


    Stock #: JFS11252J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11252J

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    Title The Investigation of Electrical Deaths: A Report of 220 Fatalities
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