The cave diving community has a long history of accident analysis that has been the primary force shaping the training programs in place today. This accident analysis has been exclusively focused on "incidents" with fatal outcomes. Very little analysis has been done on incidents that do not end in a fatality.
Accident analysis is an exercise in forensics, requiring the investigators to try to figure out how the victim got to where he was. Incident analysis should prove to be a learning opportunity by allowing the participants to share the "event cascade" leading up to the situation they are reporting, helping others avoid the same problems. The CDF Incident Reporting and Analysis Project (IRAP) has been started to establish a process to collect this information and present it in a way to allow divers to learn from others mistakes.
If you wish to remain anonymous please submit your IRAP report by PM or email to any of the moderators. Moderators reserve the right to edit any submissions.