Arcing injuries in a fatal electrocution

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

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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
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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