The investigation of electrical deaths: a report of 220 fatalities

J Forensic Sci. 1980 Jul;25(3):514-21.


We present the results of our investigation of 220 electrocutions. The ratio of high voltage to low voltage electrocution is found to be nearly 1:1. Further, in low voltage electrocution deaths electrical burns were absent in over 40% of the cases. Our approach to the investigation of possible electrocution, including equipment analysis, is discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents
  • Burns, Electric / etiology
  • Electric Injuries / diagnosis
  • Electric Injuries / epidemiology
  • Electric Injuries / etiology*
  • Electric Injuries / physiopathology
  • Electricity
  • Florida
  • Humans