Electrical fatalities in Ankara over 11 years


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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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1010-1243
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.533-538
  • Keywords: Electrocution, occupational accident, death, autopsy, forensic medicine, Ankara, UNITED-STATES, ELECTROCUTION, DEATHS, INJURIES, TURKEY
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

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.