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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
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
Surge suppressor ignited causing fire damage to main panel board and wiring in a single-family home II-1147517-2021 (#20823) Electrical 4 March 2022
Main distribution panelboard in single family dwelling catches fire II-2195416-2021 (#20823) Electrical 27 September 2021
Insulated carbon steel pipe leaks sour water II-1147558-2021 (#20825) Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 27 September 2021
Fire in middle school classroom caused by faulty light fixture II-1144715-2021 (#20737) Electrical 27 September 2021
A natural gas fired boiler in a residential home produces high levels of carbon monoxide II-1136528-2021 (#20560) Gas 18 June 2021
Electrician injured in arc flash explosion II-1128363-2021 (#20427) Electrical 19 November 2021
Leak identified in lower furnace of Recovery Boiler II-1124951-2021 (#20341) Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 27 September 2021
Fire damages pigeon barn II-1122963-2020 (#20292) Gas 12 July 2021
High voltage underground cable struck by excavator II-1116466-2020 (#20151) Electrical 29 March 2022
Residential gas fired boiler explodes II-1114872-2020 (#20141) Gas 29 September 2021
Two children injured in log lighter explosion II-1110571-2020 (#20084) Gas 27 September 2021
Residential electric fireplace place catches fire when turned on for testing II-1113068-2020 (#20115) Electrical 12 July 2021
Natural gas explosion at pellet drying plant II-1114270-2020 (#20129) Gas 29 March 2022
Natural gas leak in apartment II-1265213-2021 (#24329) Gas 29 March 2022
Flames shoot out of flange connection of a pressure vessel II-1110240-2020 (#19900) Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 27 September 2021
Overhead high voltage transformer bank platform collapsed II-1100021-2020 (#19840) Electrical 12 July 2021
Uncontrolled gas leak from a four burner gas cooktop II-893819-2019 (#14866) Gas 12 November 2020
Severed haul rope leads to gondola crash II-1066582-2020 (#19230) Passenger Ropeways 30 October 2020