An interesting case of accidental death involving the explosion of professional fireworks in an apartment is described. The examination of the scene permitted to study several effects of the explosion on walls, ceiling, furniture and especially on a balcony where the victim was found. The external examination of the victim showed extensive thermal injuries, degloving injuries and extensive shrapnel wounds. The autopsy examination showed subarachnoid haemorrhage localized to the cerebellum, haemorrhage in the soft tissues of the neck and chest and fracture of one clavicle. Almost the entire surface of lungs showed blunt injuries and the liver showed tearing of parenchyma and multiple cavities. Histological analysis were carried out showing thickening of alveolar septae, enlargement of alveolar spaces and alveolar ruptures in lung sections while numerous, round, empty spaces were detected in the parenchyma of the liver. The examination of the scene and of the fragments found showed tha

Accidental death involving professional fireworks / Romolo, Fs; Aromatario, Mariarosaria; Bottoni, Edoardo; Cappelletti, Simone; Fiore, PAOLA ANTONELLA; Ciallella, Costantino. - In: FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 0379-0738. - 234(2014), pp. 5-9. [10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.09.024]

Accidental death involving professional fireworks

AROMATARIO, MARIAROSARIA;BOTTONI, EDOARDO;CAPPELLETTI, SIMONE;FIORE, PAOLA ANTONELLA;CIALLELLA, Costantino
2014

Abstract

An interesting case of accidental death involving the explosion of professional fireworks in an apartment is described. The examination of the scene permitted to study several effects of the explosion on walls, ceiling, furniture and especially on a balcony where the victim was found. The external examination of the victim showed extensive thermal injuries, degloving injuries and extensive shrapnel wounds. The autopsy examination showed subarachnoid haemorrhage localized to the cerebellum, haemorrhage in the soft tissues of the neck and chest and fracture of one clavicle. Almost the entire surface of lungs showed blunt injuries and the liver showed tearing of parenchyma and multiple cavities. Histological analysis were carried out showing thickening of alveolar septae, enlargement of alveolar spaces and alveolar ruptures in lung sections while numerous, round, empty spaces were detected in the parenchyma of the liver. The examination of the scene and of the fragments found showed tha
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