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Copper gas riser failure causes explosion

Incident Investigation

Copper gas riser failure causes explosion

July 21, 2020

Gas

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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