Death by bull-edger: An unusual homicide using a woodworking implement

G. J. Davis, K. A. Collins

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Impulsive killers often use whatever instrument is close at hand in the perpetration of their deed. We describe a homicidal death, first thought to be accidental, in a rural sawmill where the assailant manipulated a large board of wood into a machine known as a bull-edger (which cuts logs into rough boards) in such a fashion as to cause the death of his work partner. The physics of the events at the scene as well as the subsequent investigation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-73
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995


  • Industrial homicide
  • Woodworking
  • Workplace homicide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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