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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 Technologies Publish Date
Operating handle on disconnect switch failed to properly operate II-821568-2019 (#*11265) Electrical 27 February 2020
Minor electrical burns to the tip of index and little finger II-867256-2019 (#13632) Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 27 February 2020
Minor arc flash burn to left hand II-905321-2019 (#15204) Electrical 27 February 2020
Damage to the roller coaster track and abrasions on pilot car wheel II-888381-2019 (#14685) Amusement Devices 27 February 2020
Child not securely loaded in moving ropeway carrier seat II-817415-2019 (#11157) Passenger Ropeways 27 February 2020
Arcing condition possibly occurred when winding became electrically conductive II-809561-2019 (#10925) Passenger Ropeways 27 February 2020
Adult rider’s hand injured during ride cycle II-744934-2018 (#8435) Amusement Devices 27 February 2020
Fire resulting in electrical panel and all associated components being destroyed II-877057-2019 (#14064) Electrical 27 February 2020
Gases and cleaners seeped into wall through a damaged pipe II-922268-2019 (#15652) Electrical 12 February 2020
Drifting elevator cab trips passenger II-818656-2019 (#10666) Elevating Devices 12 February 2020
Gondola amusement ride continues to rotate - passengers unable to disembark II-888382-2019 (#14664) Amusement Devices 12 February 2020
Minor fire in Electric Neon Sign on canopy of Service Station II-757706-2018 (9168) Electrical 12 February 2020
Two children injured falling from bobsleigh ride II-723507-2018 (#7991) Amusement Devices 10 January 2020
Ammonia leak at Alberni Valley Multiplex II-935221-2019 (#15840) Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 19 December 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
Hard light off results in small explosion in boiler II-842548-2019 (#11949) Boiler, PV and Refrigeration 13 December 2019
Fire starts from overheated electrical distribution panel board II-682766-2018 (#7048) Electrical 29 November 2019
Liquid propane escape injures two during fuel transfer II-878242-2019 (#14245) Gas 29 November 2019
Oil loss from cylinder causes elevator to shake and drop II-892940-2019 (#14785) Elevating Devices 27 November 2019
Elevator passenger trips on out of level sill, breaks foot II-827696-2019 (#11460) Elevating Devices 25 November 2019
Excavator damages underground residential service cable causing service panel fire II-883662-2019 (#14546) Electrical 21 November 2019
Center axle of a bullwheel of passenger ropeway damaged after sudden stop II-743660-2018 (#8546) Passenger Ropeways 13 November 2019
Loose compression nut/sleeve assemble on range causes propane leak II-858266-2019 (#12804) Gas 22 October 2019
Disconnect leaves mobile home park without electricity II-847640-2019 (#11804) Electrical 22 October 2019