Methodology for Determining Accidental Versus Intentional injury Afflicted by a Chainsaw

Category: Publication

Publication: Forensic Science International: Reports, Page 10993 

Authors: Geoffrey T. Desmoulin⁎, Theodore E. Milner

Summary:  Forensic analysis may sometimes be required to determine whether an injury was inflicted by a chainsaw was the result of an intentional attack or an accident. The methodology described in this report was developed for such a purpose and follows from some of the principles for analyzing injury patterns to soft tissue and bone discussed by Symes et al.