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
Ammonia leak at Alberni Valley Multiplex II-935221-2019 (#15840) Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 19 December 2019
Harbour Centre elevator stops in express shaft zone which has no doors II-748985-2018 (#8737) Elevating Devices 22 October 2019
Gases and cleaners seeped into wall through a damaged pipe II-922268-2019 (#15652) Electrical 12 February 2020
Sea to Sky gondola collapses due to intentional cut to haul rope II-890649-2019 (#14784) Passenger Ropeways 18 September 2019
Gondola amusement ride continues to rotate - passengers unable to disembark II-888382-2019 (#14664) Amusement Devices 12 February 2020
Oil loss from cylinder causes elevator to shake and drop II-892940-2019 (#14785) Elevating Devices 27 November 2019
Excavator damages underground residential service cable causing service panel fire II-883662-2019 (#14546) Electrical 21 November 2019
Ammonia release results in facility evacuation and temporary shutdown II-765453-2019 (#9425) Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 23 July 2019
Liquid propane escape injures two during fuel transfer II-878242-2019 (#14245) Gas 29 November 2019
Gas leak in Richmond apartment causes explosion and fire II-882435-2019 (#14204) Gas 17 December 2019
Excavation equipment in transit deforms mast conduit II-877333-2019 (#14184) Electrical 16 December 2019
Amusement Devices: rider complained of whiplash and bruising on her right side of her body while the co-rider had back pain II-694728-2018 (7408) Amusement Devices 5 June 2019
Elevating Devices: Head laceration and broken finger II-664312-2018 (#6328) Elevating Devices 5 June 2019
Loose compression nut/sleeve assemble on range causes propane leak II-858266-2019 (#12804) Gas 22 October 2019
Fire in residential garage grow-op using extension cords and powerbars II-848274-2019 (#12167) Electrical 11 September 2019
Electrical unit heater fire damages structure and property II-848335-2019 (#15152) Electrical 12 September 2019
Burnt out main breaker requires refurbishment of buss work and main breaker replacement II-845396-2019 (#12047) Electrical 22 October 2019
Hard light off results in small explosion in boiler II-842548-2019 (#11949) Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 13 December 2019
Disconnect leaves mobile home park without electricity II-847640-2019 (#11804) Electrical 22 October 2019
Worker shocked after inserting metal tape into electrical conduit II-832375-2019 (#11598 Electrical 22 October 2019
Electrician shocked by energized non-metallic sheathed emergency lighting cable II-828248-2019 (#11504) Electrical 16 October 2019
Low voltage electrical system: Third degree burns sustained when attempting to install sub feed cable II-825724-2019 (#11410) Electrical 9 July 2019
Elevator passenger trips on out of level sill, breaks foot II-827696-2019 (#11460) Elevating Devices 25 November 2019
Natural gas system: 5 adults and 3 children exposed to carbon monoxide II-814368-2019 Gas 6 June 2019
Rider hits head riding enclosed waterslide II-840786-2019 (#11824) Amusement Devices 21 October 2019