Technical Safety BC – Investigation Report
Please find the link https://www.technicalsafetybc.ca/fernieincident to the Technical Safety BC’s investigation report into the October 2017 incident at Fernie Memorial Arena, where an ammonia release resulted in three workers sadly losing their lives.
The report covers three areas where contributing factors led to the incident: failure of refrigeration system equipment; operational decisions that contributed to the incident; and, impact of inadequate ventilation and discharge systems following the incident. The report includes 18 recommendations to improve equipment maintenance, leak hazard identification, training, and secondary coolant system configuration and construction.
In learning from this incident, we would like to bring greater awareness of these hazards, and I encourage you to read the report and to share it with your association members and anyone interested.
Meryl Howell-Fellows | Business Partner, Stakeholder Engagement
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