In an effort to expand the International Classification of Diseases [ICD] codes to be all-encompassing, the new ICD-10 list includes many new diseases and injuries. We have already reviewed code "V9027XA Drowning and submersion due to falling or jumping from burning water-skis, initial encounter" and found it difficult to imagine a scenario in which water-skis ignite.
Here is another code that at first seems to be a bit of a stretch, "V97.33XS Sucked into jet engine, sequela." One would think that the only sequela of someone being sucked into a jet engine would be hamburger.
However, here is video evidence of one of the luckiest guys on earth. A Navy crewman was preparing an attack jet for take-off from an aircraft carrier when he was ingested by one of its jet engines. Miraculously, he survived with only a few scratches.
On the other hand, surviving having been sucked into a jet engine is a relatively rare event. Do we really need a code for this?