William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Wednesday, 2, September, 2009

In The Running For Strangest Title Ever.

Filed under: Forensics,Uncategorized — williamthecoroner @ 16:09

Autoerotic fatalities with power hydraulics. 
O’Halloran and Deitz.  J Forensic Sci. 1993 Mar;38(2):359-64.

The subject was pretty strange, too. Anyone who would write poetry to his backhoe is…unusual.


  1. Is this about the lady who jackhammered herself to death?

    Comment by Christina LMT — Wednesday, 2, September, 2009 @ 21:46 | Reply

    • No, a guy in love with his backhoe.

      Comment by williamthecoroner — Thursday, 3, September, 2009 @ 08:25

  2. Ahhh…er… I can’t even THINK of anything to say to that one…

    Comment by Old NFO — Thursday, 3, September, 2009 @ 02:32 | Reply

  3. That’s some kind of messed up…

    Comment by EMT Adams — Thursday, 3, September, 2009 @ 11:06 | Reply

  4. “Homo sum, humani nil a me alienum puto”

    er, but not in this case.

    Comment by Glen in West Texas — Thursday, 3, September, 2009 @ 14:51 | Reply

  5. When I was in grad school I used to read the J. of Forensic Science in the university library to take my mind off my troubles.

    Those articles stay with you. I will never forget the suicide accomplished by wedging a large folding knife in an old-fashioned, finned radiator, and then repeatedly smashing one’s head against it.

    Comment by Chas S. Clifton — Thursday, 3, September, 2009 @ 20:33 | Reply

  6. hahaha.Oh, hahaha. Wow.

    Comment by Charissa — Friday, 4, September, 2009 @ 00:42 | Reply

  7. Don’t screw with power hydraulics.

    Comment by pun — Friday, 4, September, 2009 @ 01:59 | Reply

  8. That would make one heck of an interesting children’s book title.

    Comment by Andrew Neil — Saturday, 5, September, 2009 @ 06:16 | Reply

  9. He died accidentally while intentionally asphyxiating himself through suspension by the neck, leaving clues that he enjoyed perceptual distortions during asphyxiation.

    I’m just taking a wild guess, but the perceptual distortions were probably not limited to the periods of asphyxiation. The other guy does not exactly seem as if this is his only eccentricity.

    Were these Congressmen?

    Comment by rogue medic — Tuesday, 8, September, 2009 @ 20:26 | Reply

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