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 # Sort descending Incident Date Technologies Publish Date
Babine Forest Products explosion and fire Electrical 12 July 2018
Fernie Investigation Report, Findings and Recommendations Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 24 July 2018
Lakeland Mills Ltd explosion and fire Electrical 12 July 2018
Boiler room fire damages apartment building 4824 Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 30 May 2018
Improper maintenance causes carbon monoxide leak #5622975 Gas 29 January 2018
Separated boiler vent triggers carbon monoxide leak #II-607706 Gas 9 March 2018
Ammonia leaks at refrigerant plant 1005087 Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 4 June 2018
Deropement at Blue Chairlift at Crystal Mountain Resort 5103-00 Passenger Ropeways 12 July 2018
Steam boiler explosion damages venting system 5243 Gas 27 April 2018
Cracked nozzle weld on pressure vessel leaks gas 5263 Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 4 June 2018
Incompatible receptacle sparks emergency situation 5565801 Electrical 4 November 2017
Leak shuts down recovery boiler 5574511 Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 3 November 2017
Unsafe chairlift jump injures skier 5576711 Passenger Ropeways 4 November 2017
Chairlift passenger injured 5576712 Passenger Ropeways 4 November 2017
Explosion at high pressure diesel fired steam boiler 5577396 Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 3 November 2017
Skier sustains fractures from chairlift fall 5578224 Passenger Ropeways 4 November 2017
Carrier damaged by springbox fall at ski resort 5578444 Passenger Ropeways 4 November 2017
Tension system breaks during chairlift maintenance 5578579 Passenger Ropeways 4 November 2017
Swinging chairlift deropes haul rope 5578842 Passenger Ropeways 4 November 2017
Rider loses control of bobsled, breaks clavicle 5579220 Amusement Devices 3 November 2017
Cracked gauge glass triggers emergency shut down at compressor building 5579442 Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 24 February 2016
Corrosion ruptures refinery pipe, ignites fire 5580487 Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 3 November 2017
Riders injured at ski resort ropeway 5580725 Passenger Ropeways 4 November 2017
Improper seating leaves ropeway passenger hanging 5580764 Passenger Ropeways 4 November 2017
Chairlift incident results from incorrect unloading of passenger 5581004 Passenger Ropeways 4 November 2017