Year: 1989 Source: The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, v. 10, no.4, (1989), p.332-334 SIEC No: 19900452

Presents the rare case of a 37-year-old male schizophrenic patient who sustained a fatal self-inflicted neck injury from a band saw while engaging in occupational therapy. Unusual features of this type of injury as noted at postmortem examination were the extent of the wound, the absence of hesitation injuries, & the presence of grease wipe, bone dust, & sawdust within the wound. (6 ref)