A Study of Pattern of Death due to Industrial Accidents Around Moradabad City

  • Afzal Haroon Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, J N Medical College, A.M.U Aligarh
  • Ravi Gangal Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Medical College, Jalaun, Kalpi Road, Orai, Jalaun, U.P- 285001
Keywords: Industrial Area, Accidents, Fatality, Injuries


Background: Accidental deaths and injuries are inevitable in this modern way of living.

Methods: We retrospectively studied unnatural death cases brought for the post mortem examination at district mortuary of J P Nagar in the two years from 2014-2015. All the cases of death which are caused due to the injuries within the industrial premises were included in the study and the results are analysed.  

Results: Death from industrial area accounted for 5.01% of total autopsies. Male outnumbered the female in the ratio of 5:1 and they suffered injuries mostly in their third decade of life. Maximum incidences occurred in the morning shift followed by afternoon shift and are brought dead to the hospital.

Conclusions: The most common cause of death in industrial area is head injury either due to falling of heavy object or by fall from height. This can be attributed to the poor enforcement of safety measures in these areas.


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How to Cite
Haroon A, Gangal R. A Study of Pattern of Death due to Industrial Accidents Around Moradabad City. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2017Mar.18 [cited 2023Sep.25];3(1):68-0. Available from: https://iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/123