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Stud Guns Revisited: Report of a Suicide and Literature Review
Associate medical examiner,
Dade County Medical Examiner Department,
Resident in pathology,
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston,
(Received 21 April 1983; accepted 5 July 1983)
Stud guns (powder-actuated fastening tools) are a commonly used construction tool. Accidental injuries and fatalities are no longer frequent, presumably because of current safety features and practices. A case of an intentional fatal wound (suicide) is deseribed. A literature review of stud gun injuries is also presented.
pathology and biology, suicide, stud guns, powder-actuated tools, Hilti gun, Ramset, power hand tools, unusual weapons, industrial accidents, occupational injuries, building construction hazard
Paper ID: JFS11723J
Title Stud Guns Revisited: Report of a Suicide and Literature Review
Symposium , 0000-00-00
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