One injured in FortisBC’s Tilbury LNG plant incident

One injured in FortisBC's Tilbury LNG plant incidentIllustration purposes only (Image courtesy of FortisBC)

The proceedings at the FortisBC’s Tilbury LNG plant in Delta, British Columbia, currently undergoing commissioning, were interrupted by an incident on Saturday, leaving one worker injured. 

FortisBC, the owner and operator of the only two LNG facilities in British Columbia, said it responded to the incident, along with local fire and police departments.

“Contractors conducting the commissioning reported a brief ignition from a refrigerant line, which was extinguished shortly thereafter,” FortisBC said in a statement following the incident.

Although the fire detection and suppression equipment on site was activated and functioned as designed, containing the incident, one member of the contractor team sustained injuries.

However, FortisBC informed the worker was treated for injuries and released.

“This incident was limited to the refrigerant portion of the plant and did not pose a danger to anyone outside the plant,” FortisBC said, adding it will conduct an investigation with the contractor to understand the cause of the incident.

Existing operations at the original Tilbury plant, which has been in operation since 1971, were not impacted, the company’s statement reads.

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