Accident non-analysis

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Posted by Clinton Bauder on September 20, 2006 at 14:21:39:

In Reply to: Re: If I should die while diving posted by Elaine on September 20, 2006 at 13:13:18:

"Accident analysis is conducted after diving incidents by professionals. "

Except that it's not. Certainly not in this country. I'm happy to stay out of monday morning quarterbacking in the case of something like an airplane accident where there is, in fact, an official investigation that I can have confidence in.

With scuba there is no agency or group that is charged with doing a thorough analysis after a diving incident, and thus none is ever done. Invariably the coroner will write "drowning" or possibly "myocardial infarction" in the cause of death box and we learn nothing. If we as a community are going to learn from these things we're going to have to do it ourselves.

Personally I hate reading about people getting hurt or dying. Ir really takes the fun right out of it. It's in all of our interests to try an make the sport safer.

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