The Investigation of Electrical Deaths: A Report of 220 Fatalities

    Volume 25, Issue 3 (July 1980)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1980

    Page Count: 8


    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.

    (Received 11 October 1979; accepted 30 November 1979)

    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.


    Paper ID: JFS11252J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11252J

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