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In 2012 two sawmill explosions rocked the province of British Columbia. Four workers were killed, others were seriously injured by the inferno. The workers complained about the accumulation of flammable wood dust, WorkSafeBC declared the accident preventable, but today no one has been charged with criminal negligence for the killings.

Families and survivors want answers.

The Coroner's Inquest adjourned indefinitely after the court learned that some of the parties withheld crucial information from the jury and the public. 

The questions remain: What caused the explosion? Why did the policies and practices that are supposed to protect workers fail to do so? Why were the investigations so badly botched?

Dear Premier Clark,

When the Babine and Lakeland sawmills exploded, killing 4 workers, injuring 44 and leaving lasting scars on family and community members, you promised answers to ensure such a tragedy never happened again.

It is now clear that only a public inquiry into both sawmill explosions will provide the answers that everyone affected by this horrific event deserves.

I ask that you honour your commitment to family members of those who were killed or injured, and all British Columbians, by calling a public inquiry into the Babine and Lakeland sawmill explosions, and the botched investigations by WorksafeBC.

Who's signing

surjeet jassar
Charles Sotham
Jacob Edkins
julio serrano
A. Jesuthasan
Mike Pulak
Stefan Auger
Frances Mullins
Cesar Saavedra
Derek Teolis
David Dickinson
Vivian Johnston
Annwen Davies
Tony Petula
Patrick Jardine
Jane Charlie
Steen Wood
Ruby Langan
Steve Bailey
Owen Donnelly
Max Hay
Mary Anne Amadio
Dan Cooper
Stephen Woods
nathan milburn
Mark Austin
Alice Keener
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  • surjeet jassar
    signed 2018-02-12 10:01:30 -0500
  • Charles Sotham
    signed via 2017-11-24 14:07:14 -0500
  • Jake Edkins
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-09 11:54:12 -0500
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • Jake Edkins
    @NewDemocrat64 tweeted link to this page. 2017-11-09 11:54:03 -0500
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca http://inquiry.usw.ca/?recruiter_id=52988
  • Jacob Edkins
    signed 2017-11-09 11:53:04 -0500
  • julio serrano
    signed 2017-09-15 13:56:30 -0400
  • A. Jesuthasan
    signed 2017-09-06 18:01:58 -0400
  • Mike Pulak
    signed 2017-09-06 13:55:35 -0400
  • Stefan Auger
    signed 2017-09-05 11:37:00 -0400
  • Frances Mullins
    signed 2017-08-21 09:23:15 -0400
  • Cesar Saavedra
    signed 2017-06-29 23:42:48 -0400
  • Derek Teolis
    signed 2017-06-13 15:50:45 -0400
  • David Dickinson
    signed 2017-06-07 14:33:49 -0400
  • Vivian Johnston
    signed 2017-05-12 13:05:36 -0400
  • Annwen Davies
    signed 2017-05-11 01:29:51 -0400
  • Tony Petula
    signed 2017-05-04 17:39:37 -0400
  • Patrick Jardine
    signed 2017-05-04 10:31:57 -0400
  • Jane Charlie
    signed via 2017-04-29 17:29:42 -0400
  • Steen Wood
    signed 2017-04-29 12:04:53 -0400
  • Ruby Langan
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-28 14:11:48 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • Ruby Langan
    signed 2017-04-28 14:11:18 -0400
  • Steve Bailey
    signed 2017-04-27 07:00:03 -0400
  • Owen Donnelly
    signed 2017-04-24 23:04:36 -0400
  • Max Hay
    signed 2017-04-23 05:18:52 -0400
  • Mary Anne Amadio
    signed 2017-04-22 16:19:17 -0400
  • Dan Cooper
    signed 2017-04-17 10:37:12 -0400
  • Stephen Woods
    signed 2017-04-13 11:28:35 -0400
  • nathan milburn
    signed 2017-04-10 21:02:21 -0400
  • Mark Austin
    signed 2017-03-30 11:16:08 -0400
  • Alice Keener
    signed 2017-03-30 02:05:51 -0400

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