Light fitting caught fire as the result of a component failing

Energy type: 
Electricity
 
Event summary: 
A light fitting caught fire as the result of a component failing. The fluorescent lighting fitting was damaged by the fire.
 
Accident ID: 
160215 09
 
Accident date: 
4 February 2016
 
Site: 
Commercial
 
Environment: 
Building
 
Voltage: 
230
 
Equipment: 
Fluorescent fitting
 
Accident type: 
Fire
 
Casualty: 
Non-fatality
 
Injury: 
No injury
 
Property damage level: 
Restricted to the direct vicinity of the equipment
 
Outcome of investigation: 

Following the fire, the owners of the building were contacted and advised of the need for maintenance on lighting fittings. An electrician was contracted to carry out inspections.