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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
Incorrect installation of meter module leads to damage to metering equipment II-1313279-2022 (#25769) Electrical 29 March 2022
Explosion due to underground gas line damaged by excavator II-1288074-2021 (#25071) Gas 7 April 2022
Portable space heater combined with poor quality conductor termination causes minor damage II-1274965-2021 (#24738) Electrical 27 January 2022
Contractor receives electrical shock from exterior of energized panel II-1263823-2021 (#24292) Electrical 3 March 2022
Damaged copper gas line leads to kitchen fire II-1263531-2021 (#24279) Gas 3 March 2022
Workers exposed to toxic gases from continuously charging lead acid battery II-1253159-2021 (#23971) Electrical 3 March 2022
Explosion while forklift operator was filling a propane cylinder II-1232047-2021 (#23052) Gas 29 March 2022
Large fire occurs after excavator punctures gas service line II-1230899-2021 (#22950) Gas 29 March 2022
Patron injured when zipline trolley breaking system not engaged II-1228132-2021 (#122910) Amusement Devices 19 November 2021
A motor controller’s components catch fire and melt during testing of a fan II-1224484-2021 (#22816) Electrical 27 January 2022
Large amounts of compressed natural gas released into the atmosphere II-1216438-2021 (#22636) Gas 29 March 2022
Electrician receives first degree burns in arc flash II-1215144-2021 (#22593) Electrical 3 March 2022
Damage to haul rope II-1216024-2021 (#22613) Passenger Ropeways 29 March 2022
Worker drills hole through wall of home, hits electrical service mast II-1213932-2021 (#22571) Electrical 27 January 2022
Elevator car door clutch caused emergency stop, resulting in passenger fall II-1200230-2021 (#22172) Elevating Devices 19 November 2021
Overflow from damaged irrigation pipe leads to short circuit of facility electrical distribution system II-1194712-2021 (#22041) Electrical 3 March 2022
BBQ was lit and left unattended causing a fire II-1183960-2021 (#21757) Gas 3 March 2022
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
Piece of cardboard in furnace ducting catches fire II-1173055-2021 (#21513) Gas 27 September 2021
Damage to work carrier while it was being moved into station II-1174543-2021 (#21555) Passenger Ropeways 29 March 2022
Station mechanic accidentally speeds up escalator causing a passenger to fall II-1173154-2021 (#21492) Elevating Devices 2 December 2021
Fire breaks out in warehouse II-1160703-2021 (#21095) Gas 22 October 2021
Propane explosion causes fire in recreational vehicle II-1157236-2021 (#21008) Gas 27 September 2021
Patron pinched finger when unloading a chairlift II-1149704-2021 (#20866) Passenger Ropeways 3 March 2022
Three occupants of home exposed to low levels of carbon monoxide II-1147502-2021 (#20824) Gas 27 September 2021