Volume 29, Issue 4 (October 1984)
Suicide by the Use of a Chain Saw
The paper describes a case of suicide by the use of a chain saw. Visceral and tissue damage caused by vibrations are documented in occupational medicine, but fatal damage is not often seen at autopsy. This paper gives an account of the damage to viscera and tissues that has been noted when strong vibrations of low frequency have been directed to the body for a very short time with fatal result after a few minutes survival time.