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Incident Investigations

As part of Technical Safety BC's commitment to share safety information with clients and the public, we share our incident investigation summaries. The investigations are documented in our enhanced incident investigation report format and organized by technology.

When does Technical Safety BC investigate?
  • When regulated work or regulated equipment is involved
  • When evidence is available to help determine causes and contributing factors
  • Where a learning opportunity exists to understand and document what caused the incident, and to inform prevention of similar incidents.
When does Technical Safety BC not investigate?
  • Where a regulated product or work is not involved
  • Where there is no evidence of regulated equipment being involved, or it has been ruled out.
  • It does not meet the definition of an incident
  • Evidence of cause or contributing factors is poor or non-existent.
Title Ref # Incident Date Technologies Publish Date
AC/DC rectification unit experiences electrical fault, causing catastrophic damage II-899008-2019 (#14988) Electrical 2 December 2021
Emulsion treater catches on fire II-969209-2020 (#16379) Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 2 December 2021
Gas ignition and fire damage caused by damaged compressor II-964050-2020 (#16298) Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 2 December 2021
Two broken steps and combplates discovered on an escalator II-784543-2018 (#9424) Elevating Devices 2 December 2021
Gas hose causes gas leak and ignites control wiring in a radiant heater II-996167-2020 (#16909) Gas 2 December 2021
Station mechanic accidentally speeds up escalator causing a passenger to fall II-1173154-2021 (#21492) Elevating Devices 2 December 2021
Fire damage destroyed standalone shed housing electrical equipment for airport signal system II-978216-2020 (#16586) Electrical 19 November 2021
Pendulum type amusement device upper gearbox failure II-891565-2019 (#14795) Amusement Devices 19 November 2021
Elevator car door clutch caused emergency stop, resulting in passenger fall II-1200230-2021 (#22172) Elevating Devices 19 November 2021
Electrician injured in arc flash explosion II-1128363-2021 (#20427) Electrical 19 November 2021
Semi-welded plate heat exchanger released ammonia at indoor ice surface facility’s refrigeration plant II-1187393-2021 (#21850) Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 19 November 2021
Patron injured when zipline trolley breaking system not engaged II-1228132-2021 (#122910) Passenger Ropeways 19 November 2021
Electrical fault created within residential load center II-1052002-2020 (#19022) Electrical 22 October 2021
Dwelling sustained minor damage caused by wattage overload II-916070-2019 (#15535) Electrical 22 October 2021
Loose conductor termination creates arcing conditions II-966933-2020 (#16355) Electrical 22 October 2021
Door latching mechanism burns individual II-863230-2018 (#13186) Electrical 22 October 2021
Fire on exterior wall of a dwelling near generator and coolant heater II-934425-2019 (#15805) Electrical 22 October 2021
Fire breaks out in warehouse II-1160703-2021 (#21095) Gas 22 October 2021
Residential gas fired boiler explodes II-1114872-2020 (#20141) Gas 29 September 2021
Camper van set ablaze at propane refill station II-1068404-2020 (#19252) Gas 29 September 2021
Pressure vessel fails, releasing freon into machinery room II-1087124-2020 (#19499) Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 27 September 2021
Electrical panel fire causes minor damage to detached shop II-1056017-2020 (#19079) Electrical 27 September 2021
Fire started in elevator control room in multi-residence building II-1074170-2020 (#19295) Elevating Devices 27 September 2021
Three occupants of home exposed to low levels of carbon monoxide II-1147502-2021 (#20824) Gas 27 September 2021
Propane explosion causes fire in recreational vehicle II-1157236-2021 (#21008) Gas 27 September 2021