ICBC sues City of Vancouver, BC Hydro in connection with explosion near Granville Street Bridge – BC

The Insurance Corporation of BC has filed a lawsuit against the city of Vancouver and BC Hydro for recovering damages caused by an explosion near the Granville Street Bridge earlier this year.

The blast, which took place in an underground utility vault back on January 5, sent large pieces of concrete down into many vehicles, according to a civil claims statement filed last month.

The public insurance company says a manhole cover was incorrectly paved, leading to an “accumulation of gases in an underground supply vault”.


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Investigation of underground explosion under Granville Bridge associated with electrical fault – January 6, 2021

The BC Hydro-owned vault “held electrical wires that may have been defective or the conductors were not maintained in the underground utility vault.”

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A “resulting arc” led to an explosion in the enclosed space, the civil claim statement said.

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Underground explosion in downtown Vancouver caused by electrical failure: officials

ICBC is seeking more than $ 29,000 in damages.

None of the allegations have been tested in court.

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