Investigating Recreational and Commercial Diving Accidents

Investigating Recreational and Commercial Diving Accidents Features

Investigating Recreational and Commercial Diving Accidents is a must read for anyone who investigates recreational, technical, professional, or commercial diving accidents. This book explores the human interactions that must take place when a diving accident is investigated. It is an important reference for anyone who is professionally employed in the diving business, as well as anyone employed in risk management, law enforcement, and other governmental agencies.

Covered in this book is information on various modes of diving, detailed coverage of every type of diving gear, the physiological factors in a diving accident, what talents a dive accident investigator needs, the type of tools used by investigators, investigation preparation, conducting an investigation, inspection of the accident sight, the "how to" of sport, professional and commercial dive accident investigations, report preparation and trail testimony.Both authors have extensive experience in investigating and treating diving accidents.

Steven M. Barsky is a former commercial diver, a recreational diving instructor, and a full time consultant in diving. Tom Neuman, M.D., FACP, FACPM, is a formerNavy diver, past president of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, and director of the University of California at San Diego Hyperbaric Medical facility.

Key Features

  • Information on the various modes of diving
  • Detailed coverage of every type of diving gear, from snorkeling equipment through deep sea diving equipment
  • Physiological factors in diving accidents
  • Talents of the dive accident investigator
  • Tools used by the dive accident investigator
  • How to prepare for an investigation
  • How to conduct an investigation
  • Inspecting dive accident sites
  • How to investigate a sport diving accident
  • Professional diving accidents
  • Commercial diving accidents
  • Report preparation
  • Trial testimony