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

Rastogi, Dr. Prateek and Palimar, Dr. Vikram (2011) Death due to fall of a heavy steel structure over the body- a freak industrial accident. Journal of South India Medicolegal Association, 3 (1). pp. 23-25.

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Abstract

Workplace accidents are major contributors to morbidity and mortality worldwide. Faulty machinery, outdated infrastructure or carelessness of workers are the main etiological factors. Here we present a case where a workman died on the spot due to fall of a heavy metallic plate 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

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abdominal transection, accident, steel plate, workplace, workmen compensation
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2012 06:30
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2012 06:30
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/76920

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