Fire on top of a controller cabinet

Incident Investigation

Fire on top of a controller cabinet

August 24, 2021

Elevating Devices

Reference Number:

II-1244167-2021 (#23713)

Location: New Westminster

Regulated industry sector: Elevating devices - Escalator or moving walkway

Incident overview

A fault in the variable frequency drive caused the resistors to overheat. Documents that were placed on top of the controller cabinet over the resistors caught on fire due to the excess heat. The fire was extinguished by the local Fire Department.

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