Electrical fatalities in Ankara over 11 years


AKÇAN R. , Karacaoglu E., KETEN A. , Odabasi A. B. , Kanburoglu C. , TÜMER A. R. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.42, no.3, pp.533-538, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1010-1243
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.533-538
  • Keywords: Electrocution, occupational accident, death, autopsy, forensic medicine, Ankara, UNITED-STATES, ELECTROCUTION, DEATHS, INJURIES, TURKEY

Abstract

Aim: Electrical injuries are still responsible for significant morbidity and mortality; however, they are generally preventable with simple safety measures. This study aims to determine the general features of electrical fatalities, and to draw attention of health professionals towards such preventable deaths.