Forensic Investigation Into a Death: Post-Traumatic Amnesia in a Worker with a Work-Related Head Injury Sustained in a Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant in India

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618869
Title:
Forensic Investigation Into a Death: Post-Traumatic Amnesia in a Worker with a Work-Related Head Injury Sustained in a Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant in India
Authors:
Muralidhar, V
Journal:
BMJ Case Reports - We regret that this article is behind a paywall.
Abstract:
This is the first reported case of a work-related head injury in a coal-fired thermal power plant in India. This case highlights the trend of not reporting work injuries due to fears of reprisal from the management team that may include the termination of employment. Post-traumatic amnesia in a worker presenting with head trauma must be recognised by coworkers, so the cause of injury can be elicited early and the victim gets timely medical help. There are few published studies on work-related traumatic brain injury, and they provide no information on either anatomical localisation or signs and symptoms. It is imperative that this under-researched area is studied, so detailed epidemiology and accurate national and global statistics are made available to address this dangerous yet preventable condition.
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Issue Date:
15-Mar-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618869
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2016-218103
PubMed ID:
28298379
Submitted date:
2017-03-23
Language:
en
ISSN:
1757-790X
Appears in Collections:
Surgery

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMuralidhar, Ven
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-23T16:39:40Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-23T16:39:40Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-15-
dc.date.submitted2017-03-23-
dc.identifier.citationForensic Investigation Into a Death: Post-Traumatic Amnesia in a Worker with a Work-Related Head Injury Sustained in a Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant in India. 2017, 2017 BMJ Case Repen
dc.identifier.issn1757-790X-
dc.identifier.pmid28298379-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bcr-2016-218103-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/618869-
dc.description.abstractThis is the first reported case of a work-related head injury in a coal-fired thermal power plant in India. This case highlights the trend of not reporting work injuries due to fears of reprisal from the management team that may include the termination of employment. Post-traumatic amnesia in a worker presenting with head trauma must be recognised by coworkers, so the cause of injury can be elicited early and the victim gets timely medical help. There are few published studies on work-related traumatic brain injury, and they provide no information on either anatomical localisation or signs and symptoms. It is imperative that this under-researched area is studied, so detailed epidemiology and accurate national and global statistics are made available to address this dangerous yet preventable condition.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Groupen
dc.titleForensic Investigation Into a Death: Post-Traumatic Amnesia in a Worker with a Work-Related Head Injury Sustained in a Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant in Indiaen
dc.identifier.journalBMJ Case Reports - We regret that this article is behind a paywall.en
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