Secondary missile injury from lightning strike

Show simple item record Blumenthal, Ryan 2012-05-29T15:05:19Z 2013-03-31T00:20:03Z 2012-03
dc.description.abstract A 48 year-old-female was struck dead by lightning on the 24th October 2010 in Pretoria South Africa. The cause of death was due to direct lightning strike. Examination showed secondary missile injury on her legs. This secondary missile (shrapnel) injury was caused by the lightning striking the concrete pavement next to her. Small pieces of concrete were located embedded within the shrapnel wounds. This case report represents the first documented case of secondary missile formation (shrapnel injury) due to lightning strike in the literature. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Blumenthal, R 2012, 'Secondary missile injury from lightning strike', American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 83-85. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0195-7910 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1533-404X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1097/PAF.0b013e31823a8c96
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins en_US
dc.rights Copyright © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, vol. 33, no. 1 pp.83-85 2012. en_US
dc.subject Lightning en_US
dc.subject Secondary missile formation en_US
dc.subject Shrapnel en_US
dc.subject Keraunopathology en_US
dc.subject Keraunomedicine en_US
dc.title Secondary missile injury from lightning strike en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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