I work on a team where everyone has decided that it is incorrect to start a sentence with a subordinating conjunction period. For example they will change the sentence: Based on the system-wide risk assessment, the societal risk for the Lateral is low. to The societal risk for the Lateral is low based on the system-wide risk assessment. They believe that in technical writing (oil and gas) it is incorrect to start a sentence with words like 'if', 'during' 'due to' etc. Is this correct, or preferred?
It seems that the choices given miss the point of technical writing. The idea is to be clear and concise. This usually means following standard subject verb object word order. As far as I know, it is not incorrect to begin with a dependent clause, provided the meaning of the sentence is clear.
So my short answer is no, it is not automatically wrong if the sentence does not begin with the independent clause.