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Fatal missile injury from the rotating knife of an agricultural mower.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9670476     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The first case of a lethal injury inflicted by a projectile-wise shot piece of the rotating knife of an agricultural mower (gyro mower) is presented. The knife had travelled approximately 100 m through the air before hitting the victim's body. It transected most organs of the ventral neck including both carotids, the trachea and the esophagus and led to death from exsanguination. The type of the knife which was recovered from the body led to the identification of the mower whose operator had not noticed the accident. Legal action against the user or against the producer of the mower were considered but dismissed as no safety regulations had been violated.
Authors:
P Roll; M Klintschar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0379-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci. Int.     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-04     Completed Date:  1998-08-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Graz, School of Medicine, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents*
Aged
Agriculture
Carotid Artery Injuries*
Esophagus / injuries*
Fatal Outcome
Female
Foreign Bodies / etiology*,  pathology
Forensic Medicine
Hemorrhage / etiology,  pathology
Humans
Neck Injuries / etiology*,  pathology
Trachea / injuries*
Wounds, Penetrating / etiology*,  pathology

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