Associate medical examiner, Dade County Medical Examiner Department, Miami, FL
Resident in pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
(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.
Paper ID: JFS11723J