Incident Investigations - Gas

Incident Investigation Summary #5613497
Incident Date: March 10, 2017
Location: Abbotsford, BC
Description: Two residential boilers in townhouse complex producing higher than normal levels of carbon monoxide.

Incident Investigation Summary (Reference #5613741)
Incident Date: March 27, 2017
Location: Courtenay, BC
Description: Grease fire in rotating rack baking oven caused by build up of grease in steam vent.

Incident Investigation Summary (Reference #5613597)
Incident Date: March 24, 2017
Location: Ashcroft, BC
Description: Water heater installed inside residence without a vent system attached.  

Incident Investigation Summary (Reference #5612651)
Incident Date: February 8, 2017
Location: Sparwood, BC
Description: A cracked heat exhanger on a residential furnace resulted in carbon monoxide inside the home.

Incident Investigation Summary (Reference #5611599)
Incident Date: February 2, 2017
Location: Delta, BC
Description: Carbon monoxide exposure in a residential home due to hot water tank venting being blocked.

Incident Investigation Summary (Reference #5611298)
Incident Date: January 21, 2017
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Description: Gas valve serving a boiler in a multi-story residential building failed, causing overheating and release of steam and hot water into the mechanical room.

Incident Investigation Summary (Reference #5610772)
Incident Date: January 20, 2017
Location: Chemainus, BC
Description: Catastrophic loss of refractory material lining a twin stack pizza oven.

Incident Investigation Summary (Reference #5610828)
Incident Date: January 16, 2017
Location: Fort Nelson, BC
Description: Deteriorated vent from tube heater installed in warehouse potentially conveyed the products of combustion into the warehouse where employees were working.

Incident Investigation Summary (Reference #5610673)
Incident Date: January 16, 2017
Location: Sidney, BC
Description: The glass separating the combustion area of a fireplace and the occupied space was damaged during normal operation of the fireplace. The probable cause of this incident was a misplaced log obstructing the pilot light.

Incident Investigation Summary (Reference #5605124)
Incident Date: September 22, 2016
Location: Chilliwack
Description: Propane-fired, on-demand water heater installed in old refrigerator started on fire during operation.  

Incident Investigation Summary (Reference #5603269)
Incident date: July 26, 2016
Location: West Vancouver
Description: Carbon monoxide poisoning incident resulted from complex mechanical issues in a single family home.

Incident Investigation Summary (Reference #5587005)
Incident Date: April 2, 2016
Location: Surrey
Description: Fire occured during operation of a natural gas, direct-vent fireplace after user removed front glass for cleaning and returned without proper seal.

Incident Investigation Summary (Reference #5583911)
Incident Date: March 26, 2016
Location: Chilliwack
Description: Plugged heat exchanger on residential boiler resulted in carbon monoxide in single-family home.

Incident Investigation Summary (Reference #5570808)
Incident Date: October 21, 2015
Location: Burnaby
Description: Boiler vent cap found blown off the top of stack.