Difference Between Incident – Accident Near Miss
In a very brief terms, I will highlight the difference between incident – accident – and near miss.
First of all, let me define the terms:
Incident: It is an instance of something happening; an event or occurrence.
Accident: It is an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury.
Near miss: This is a narrowly avoided accident.
Incident = Accident + Near miss
Both accident and near miss are Incidents. The difference is that, accident result in physical damage and injury while near miss do not.
Incident is any occurrence, whether it result to accident or not.