Arcing injuries in a fatal electrocution

K. R. Nagesh, Tanuj Kanchan, Prateek Rastogi, Mohanram Arun

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Abstract

Electric arc injuries tend to be very severe and can cause skin burns by direct heat exposure or by igniting clothes. It produces intense heat, and fatal lesions can occur even when the victim is several feet from the arc. A fatal case of accidental high-voltage electrocution is reported, where multiple skin to bone-deep oval and circular lesions of varying dimensions caused by arcing was present.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2009
Externally publishedYes

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Electric Injuries
Hot Temperature
Skin
Clothing
Wounds and Injuries
Burns
Bone and Bones

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Nagesh, K. R. ; Kanchan, Tanuj ; Rastogi, Prateek ; Arun, Mohanram. / Arcing injuries in a fatal electrocution. In: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. 2009 ; Vol. 30, No. 2. pp. 183-185.
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Arcing injuries in a fatal electrocution. / Nagesh, K. R.; Kanchan, Tanuj; Rastogi, Prateek; Arun, Mohanram.

In: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Vol. 30, No. 2, 01.06.2009, p. 183-185.

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