Fatal Stud gun injuries: Case reports

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Hatem M Abd El Gawad


Wounds caused by stud guns are not infrequent in
construction companies. Reported deaths following
stud gun injuries are hardly met with in forensic
literature. Also, the pathophysiological mechanism
involved in the production of such type of wounds is
not very clear. The article presents two reported
cases of accidental fatal and stud gun injuries of chest
together with a brief review of this type of industrial
tool and its ammunition so that we can shed light on
the wounding mechanism. The importance of careful
post-mortem examination, and detailed investigation
of the scene, to reconstruct the event, and to
determine the manner of death are included.

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El Gawad, H. (2017). Fatal Stud gun injuries: Case reports. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ETHICS, TRAUMA & VICTIMOLOGY, 3(01), 40-42. https://doi.org/10.18099/ijetv.v3i1.8796
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