Forensic Aspects of Fire, Burns & Electricity

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Forensic tools for the diagnosis of electrocution death: Case study and literature review.

2018 Jan 1:25817217749503. doi: 10.1177/0025817217749503. [Epub ahead of print]<p>11 Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional …

Systematic Reviews

Did pensioner spontaneously combust? Bafflement surrounds 'horrific' death

Spontaneous human combustion is a phenomenon as rare as it is puzzling. But such is the bafflement surrounding the death of a pensioner who caught fire in the street, some are now speculating that the gruesome scientific anomaly is to blame.<p>John Nolan, 70, died from “horrific” burns after being …

Four men to face murder trial after man's body discovered in burned out

Four men accused of murdering a man whose body was found in a burned out car will stand trial in January.<p>Joseph McKeever, from Walton, was found in …

Acid attacks: 2017 likely to set new record in UK

Senior police officer says Britain has one of world’s highest rates of corrosive substance attacks and number appears to be rising<p>The national police lead on acid attacks has said 2017 is likely to see the most on record in the UK, as the profile of incidents shifts from domestic violence to street …

Kings Cross fire anniversary: It's been 30 years since the deadly fireball engulfed the Tube station

Spark, spill, candle, bonfire: no flame is too small to rage out of control. And in the entire litany of catastrophic blazes that have blighted …

Police find body in burnt-out car near Manchester

Greater Manchester police make discovery after attending scene of explosion on Wednesday evening<p>A body has been found in a burnt-out car near Manchester after police were called to an explosion.<p>Greater Manchester police arrived at Cross Lane in Partington at about 7.50pm on Wednesday following …

Remember, Remember... Burns and Scalds

Forensic pathology in NC: how experts identify burned remains

BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. -- It's been almost one year since Cristie and J.T. Codd went missing. Jason Owens is charged with killing them and their …

Crime

BBC One - The Housing Enforcers, Fire Safety Special

From lethal appliances to dangerously overcrowded properties and missing fire escapes, Matt Allwright joins the nation's housing enforcers to investigate what can happen when tenants and landlords fail to take fire safety seriously.<p>In the wake of the tragic disaster at Grenfell Tower, thousands of …

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DFES After the Fire - Fire Investigation Walk Through

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Lawyer died after fire at untidy London flat, inquest hears

Ian Paton died from carbon monoxide poisoning hastened by heart disease after small blaze at cluttered property<p>A senior criminal barrister who was “notoriously untidy” died after piles of paper in his cluttered London flat caught fire, an inquest has heard.<p>Ian Paton, 66, who also sat as a crown …

Don't Tell the Bride star suffers horrific burns after setting himself on fire

A husband who starred in popular TV show Don’t Tell The Bride was blown 20ft and caught fire in a freak gardening mishap.<p>Ben Longville, 35, was …

The burning issue of white phosphorus: a case report and review of the literature

Abstract<p>Background<p>Burns from white phosphorus are rare and remain a challenge for clinicians. White phosphorus burns are often associated with …

Alive or not alive in fire? #pulmonarypath #forensicpath #forensics https://t.co/OE5yItIwTu

Thermal artifact: epid. "hemorrhage," leptomeninges necrosis, vessel eosinophilia; clearing of neurons - not edema! #forensicpath #neuropath https://t.co/sFlpA8Of2M

2 fires: ; A: never alive, cause of death: sharp force injury, manner: homicide; B. alive, COD: inhalation of products of combustion https://t.co/5tCnzBr9EV

Burning Your Future

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Attacks with corrosive substances are increasing in UK

• Johann Grundlingh, consultant emergency physician1,<br>• Jessie Payne, ST4 trainee in emergency medicine1,<br>• Taj Hassan, president2<p>1Barts Health NHS Trust, …

Medical Journals

BBC Breakfast - 'Acid Attacks'

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Severe Burns by Andrew Udy - INTENSIVE

Associate Professor Andrew Udy provides an overview of severe burns from the perspective of intensive care management. The target audience is …

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• All burns ≥2% TBSA in children or ≥3% in adults<br>• All full thickness burns<br>• All circumferential burns<br>• Any burn not healed in 2 weeks<br>• Any burn with suspicion …

Stoke hospital fire: Man charged with patient manslaughter

<b>A man accused of an arson attack on a hospital has been charged with the manslaughter of an elderly patient who died following the fire.</b><p>Thomas Ashcroft, 39, is alleged to have set fire to Royal Stoke University Hospital and a Staffordshire University accommodation building on 7 June.<p>He has now been …

Manslaughter

Infographic 10 Acid Attack

Acid Attacks

St.Emlyn's - Emergency Medicine #FOAMedA short post…but a relevant one. We are interested in other perspectives here. Please post comments below. …

Crime

Grenfell Tower fire survivor, 12, treated for cyanide poisoning

Medical papers relating to Luana Gomes raise fears highly toxic hydrogen cyanide gas was released when insulation burned<p>A survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire has been treated for cyanide poisoning, raising fears that the highly toxic gas hydrogen cyanide might have been released by the burning of …

Cutaneous manifestations of lightning strike - variability in Lichtenberg figures.

2017 Sep;13(3):390-393. doi: 10.1007/s12024-017-9870-9. Epub 2017 May 18.<p>Byard RW1,2, Thu M3,4, Gilbert JD5.<p>1Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, The …

Woman dies of ‘horrific’ injuries nearly two years after her ex set her on fire

A woman who was doused with petrol and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend, has died nearly two years after the attack.<p>Judy Malinowski suffered fourth …