Death due to fall of a heavy steel structure over the body: A freak industrial accident

Prateek Rastogi, Vikram Palimar

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Workplace accidents are major contributors to morbidity and mortality worldwide. Faulty machinery, outdated infrastructure or carelessness of workers are the main etiological factors. Herein we present a case where a workman died on the spot due to fall of a heavy metallic slab over him. Proper education of workers regarding use of machines, necessary precautions to be undertaken during work, and installation of safety measures at workplace are stressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of South India Medicolegal Association
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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