Fatal occupational scalds - A case report and review of literature

Bakkannavar, Shankar M and *, Raghavendra Babu Y P and *, Manjunath S and *, Pradeep Kumar G (2014) Fatal occupational scalds - A case report and review of literature. Journal of South Indian Medico-Legal Association, 6 (1). pp. 31-34.

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Abstract

Mortality and morbidity due to burn injuries commonly involve all age groups. Onlythe manner and place of sustaining the burn injuries may vary in them. Accidentalburn injuries are common in children when compared to adults, in whom it may bedue to self infliction or as a result of assault. Burn injuries in adults occur notinfrequently as a result of accident too. Such accidental burn injuries are common atworkplaces. This report describes a victim who received severe partial and full thickness scalds over the body following an exposure to hot oil at his workplace.Prevention of such mishaps through improved employee education, safety measuresand display of warning signs could reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortalitydue to accidental exposure to hot fluids at work

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accidental burn; hot oil; prevention; scalds
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 09:49
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2015 10:41
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139221

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