Escoffery, Carlos T.; Shirley, Suzanne E.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Pathology
Fatal head trauma from tree related injuries
Medicine Science and Law
Date of Publication
Two cases of death following tree related injuries are presented. Two females, an elderly woman and a child, suffered severe head trauma from falling objects from trees, a falling coconut and a falling branch respectively. Although this mode of injury has been previously documented, there have been no prior reports of in-hospital deaths in such patients. This uncommon cause of death is reviewed and recommendations made concerning its prevention.....