E978 Legal execution
E970Injury due to legal intervention by firearms
E971Injury due to legal intervention by explosives
E972Injury due to legal intervention by gas
E973Injury due to legal intervention by blunt object
E974Injury due to legal intervention by cutting and piercing instrument
E975Injury due to legal intervention by other specified means
E976Injury due to legal intervention by unspecified means
E977Late effects of injuries due to legal intervention
- from E970-E978
- Injuries inflicted by the police or other law-enforcing agents, including military on duty, in the course of arresting or attempting to arrest lawbreakers, suppressing disturbances, maintaining order, and other legal action
- Legal execution
- from E000-E999
- This section is provided to permit the classification of environmental events, circumstances, and conditions as the cause of injury, poisoning, and other adverse effects. Where a code from this section is applicable, it is intended that it shall be used in addition to a code from one of the main chapters of ICD-9-CM, indicating the nature of the condition. Certain other conditions which may be stated to be due to external causes are classified in Chapters 1 to 16 of ICD-9-CM. For these, the "E" code classification should be used as an additional code for more detailed analysis.
- Machinery accidents [other than those connected with transport] are classifiable to category E919, in which the fourth digit allows a broad classification of the type of machinery involved.
- Categories for "late effects" of accidents and other external causes are to be found at E929, E959, E969, E977, E989, and E999.