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Koch S

Koch S

State College, PA

  • Research Article
    Detection of Skeletal Trauma on Whole Pigs Subjected to a Fire Environment
    Author(s): Koch S and Lambert JKoch S and Lambert J

    Fire can cause alterations in bone stability and composition that may impact an anthropological analysis of skeletal morphology and trauma. In this study, the extent that fires of different duration and intensity affected trauma analyses during a compartment fire was tested This study incorporated on site scene analysis to examine the significance of trauma identifications from burnt bodies in forensic cases and the impact that fire investigation plays on the ability to recognize, preserve, and analyze skeletal elements from burned remains. Whole pig carcasses were subjected to sharp force, blunt force, and gunshot trauma to investigate the influence of intense fire conditions on these injuries. The perimortem trauma marks were then assessed in relation to their exposure in a compartment fire that progressed through flashover conditions. This study found that fire can differentially i.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2684-1304.17.2.113

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