A Work-Related Death Due to a Penetrating Chest Injury.Katanick, Dvora B.S.; Taff, Mark L. M.D.; Spitz, Werner U. M.D.American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology: June 1986 International Registry of Unusual Cases: PDF Only Abstract : Penetrating injuries of the chest are uncommon in the workplace. We report an unusual case of a machinist who was killed when a drill press broke and a flying metallic fragment penetrated his thorax. (C) Lippincott-Raven Publishers.