Copper gas riser failure causes explosion



Reference number
II-1043516-2020 (#18851)

Location: North Vancouver

Regulated industry sector: Gas - Natural gas system

Incident overview

A seamless copper gas riser serving four floors failed, causing an explosion within the ceiling space of one apartment, and in the gas riser and fireplace enclosure of the apartment above. This led to burns to an occupants legs.

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