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Work-related death due to a carotid artery injury: a case report

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doi: 10.11138/PER/2017.6.4.060
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Work-related deaths represent an important social problem which interests workers from over the world. This paper presents an unusual occupational death occurred in Brescia (Northern-Italy) involving a young man who was working with a press machine.
The man arrived unconscious at the Emergency Room presenting a severe bleeding from the nose and the oral cavity and a small wound to the neck.
An autopsy was performed in order to verify the cause of death.
The autopsy revealed an extensive haemorrhages of neck’s soft tissues and muscles, the laceration of the trachea and the presence of a metal fragment in soft tissues close to the right carotid, which resulted lacerated. The worker death was caused by a haemorrhagic shock and the recovered metal fragment.

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    doi: 10.11138/PER/2017.6.4.060