Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code E916
Struck accidentally by falling object
  • Short description: Struck by falling object.
  • ICD-9-CM E916 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM E916 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • However, E916 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM E916.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM E916: 2012 2013 2014.
Applies To
  • Collapse of building, except on fire
  • Falling:
    • rock
    • snowslide NOS
    • stone
    • tree
  • Object falling from:
    • machine, not in operation
    • stationary vehicle
Code First
Convert to ICD-10-CM: E916 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM W20.8XXA Other cause of strike by thrown, projected or falling object, initial encounter
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