Gas Leak Due to Lightning Strike

Incident Investigation

Gas Leak Due to Lightning Strike

September 16, 2022


Reference Number:

II-1441519-2022 (#29935)

Location: Castlegar

Gas - Natural gas system

Incident Overview

Lightning struck near an underground pipe that supplies gas to a community hall. The strike induced electrical current into an exposed metal tracer wire affixed to the gas service line, causing gas leaks. It is likely that the cause of the incident was the tracer wire being directly affixed to the pipe without any separation.

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