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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 Sort ascending Technologies Publish Date
Floor receptacle corrodes and causes arcing in grocery store II-1346918-2022 (#26711) Electrical 22 August 2022
House explosion due to damaged gas line II-1288074-2021 (#26151) Gas 29 July 2022
Malfunctioning safety sensor causes emergency brakes to abruptly stop a gondola II-1316263-2022 (#25833) Passenger Ropeways 23 August 2022
Passenger sustains knee injury while advancing to load on a chairlift II-1314639-2022 (#25809) Passenger Ropeways 23 August 2022
Corroded heat exchanger exposes couple to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide II-1311232-2022 (#25699) Gas 22 August 2022
Incorrect installation of meter module leads to damage to metering equipment II-1313279-2022 (#25769) Electrical 29 March 2022
Carbon monoxide exposure from use of a portable generator in an enclosed space II-1309931-2021 (#25658) Electrical 18 May 2022
Child struck by passenger ropeway chair after unloading II-1306357-2021 (#25513) Passenger Ropeways 23 August 2022
Deropement on passenger ropeway during snow removal II-1307372-2021 (#25577) Passenger Ropeways 23 August 2022
Ceiling light fixtures and wires damaged from heat II-1249160-2021 (#23870) Electrical 23 August 2022
Damage to a house’s main distribution panelboard and feeder cable due to nail punctures II-1303191-2021 (#25432) Electrical 15 July 2022
Parking garage motion switch caught fire internally, causing lighting black out II-1291094-2021 (#25150) Electrical 15 July 2022
Carbon monoxide exposure in multi unit care home II-1295456-2021 (#25240) Gas 22 August 2022
Leak identified in a recovery boiler II-1289464-2021 (#25109) Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 15 July 2022
Explosion due to underground gas line damaged by excavator II-1288074-2021 (#25071) Gas 22 September 2022
Portable space heater combined with poor quality conductor termination causes minor damage II-1274965-2021 (#24738) Electrical 27 January 2022
Damage caused to a motor control centre due to arcing event II-1266942-20 (#24374) Electrical 15 July 2022
Damage caused to an underground electrical system during construction of a new playground II-1295505-2021 (#25242) Electrical 15 July 2022
Contractor receives electrical shock from exterior of energized panel II-1263823-2021 (#24292) Electrical 3 March 2022
Commercial building water heater caught fire II-1264711-2021 (#24310) Gas 14 July 2022
Damaged copper gas line leads to kitchen fire II-1263531-2021 (#24279) Gas 3 March 2022
High levels of CO emissions from rooftop boiler pulled into building II-1263238-2021 (#24277) Gas 15 July 2022
An air handling unit dispersed dangerous concentrations of carbon monoxide in the hallways of a residential building II-1261773-2021 (#24231) Gas 14 July 2022
Biomass-fired thermal fluid heater damaged from an internal fire II-1260939-2021 (#24215) Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 18 May 2022
Hot water tank failure leads to house fire II-1257863-2021 (#24115) Electrical 17 May 2022