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Accident  (ACCIDENT)

Death or disability (425-6) may be the consequence of disease (420-2) or of injury1 or poisoning2. Injuries may be due to accident3 or violence4. Among cases of violence we distinguish suicides5 and attempted suicides5, homicides6 and deaths or injuries due to operations of war7.

  • 3. accident n. — accidental adj., hence accidental death, also known as death from misadventure.
  • 4. violence n. — violent adj.
  • 6. homicide n. may in law be murder or manslaughter.