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Explosion due to underground gas line damaged by excavator

Incident Investigation

Explosion due to underground gas line damaged by excavator

November 18, 2021

Gas

Reference Number:

II-1288074-2021 (#25071)



Location: Comox

Regulated industry sector: Gas - Natural gas system

Incident overview

Exposed underground gas line was struck by an excavator while installing new perimeter drain around occupied military barracks building under exterior renovation. Escaping gas migrated into the building and contacted a source of ignition, resulting in an explosion.

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