A Work-Related Death Due to a Penetrating Chest InjuryKatanick Dvora B.S.; Taff, Mark L. M.D.; Spitz, Werner U. M.D.The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and 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. From the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Taff's present address: Nassau County Medical Examiner's Office, East Meadow, New York. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. M. L. Taff at Nassau County Medical Office, P.O. Box 160, East Meadow, NY 11554, U.S.A. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.