An unusual death due to screwdriver impalement: A case report

Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 1996 Mar;17(1):70-2. doi: 10.1097/00000433-199603000-00013.


A worker died after a witnessed fall from an 8-foot ladder. Autopsy revealed an unexpected penetrating wound to the hard palate. This report details the importance of the forensic autopsy in reevaluating the scene.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Home*
  • Adult
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / etiology
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / pathology*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Wounds, Penetrating / etiology
  • Wounds, Penetrating / pathology*