Annals of Tropical Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68--73

Death in the work place; Accident or homicide? The role of death scene examination


Chukwuemeka Charles Nwafor1, MD Ekpo1, NN Nwafor2, JO Obafunwa3 
1 Department of Pathology, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
2 Department of Radiology, Ibom Specialty Hospital, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
3 Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine and Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Chukwuemeka Charles Nwafor
Department of Pathology, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
Nigeria

Death scene examination is an essential component of a complete medico-legal autopsy. The present case is that of a 58-year-old male who died very late at night in an unclear circumstance. He had suffered severe multiple craniofacial fractures, and injuries to the left hand and digits (defense wounds), mimicking homicidal death. The altered scene was examined 4 weeks after the incident, and with the autopsy conducted at the same time, the manner of death was concluded to an accident.


How to cite this article:
Nwafor CC, Ekpo M D, Nwafor N N, Obafunwa J O. Death in the work place; Accident or homicide? The role of death scene examination.Ann Trop Pathol 2019;10:68-73


How to cite this URL:
Nwafor CC, Ekpo M D, Nwafor N N, Obafunwa J O. Death in the work place; Accident or homicide? The role of death scene examination. Ann Trop Pathol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 22 ];10:68-73
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