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American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology:
doi: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e3181875ad9
Case Report

Arcing Injuries in a Fatal Electrocution

Nagesh, K R. MD*; Kanchan, Tanuj DFM, MD†; Rastogi, Prateek MD, PGDMLE†; Arun, M MD, DNB‡

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Electric arc injuries tend to be very severe and can cause skin burns by direct heat exposure or by igniting clothes. It produces intense heat, and fatal lesions can occur even when the victim is several feet from the arc. A fatal case of accidental high-voltage electrocution is reported, where multiple skin to bone-deep oval and circular lesions of varying dimensions caused by arcing was present.

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