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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

Walter Gerlach
John Decaire
Bert Slater
Margaret Sansum
Robert Macnair
Kirsten Stevens
John Hurren
Barry William Teske
David Blair
dave court
Lloyd Glibbery
Michael Stead
Victor Mitchell
Michael Phillips
Jeff Schuepfer
David Chesney
Margaret Maximenko
Dennis Nicoll
Kyle Jorgensen
Stephen Von Sychowski
John Hockley
Mike Lucas
Tamara Marshall
Matt McKeever
11,491 SIGNATURES
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  • Walter Gerlach
    signed 2015-04-01 17:14:32 -0400
  • John Decaire
    signed 2015-04-01 17:13:33 -0400
  • Bert Slater
    signed 2015-04-01 17:12:24 -0400
  • Scott Lunny
    @uswlunny tweeted link to this page. 2015-04-01 17:05:53 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkers http://inquiry-usw.nationbuilder.com/?recruiter_id=89
  • Scott Lunny
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-01 17:05:53 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkers
  • Margaret Sansum
    signed 2015-04-01 17:03:15 -0400
  • Robert Macnair
    signed 2015-04-01 17:02:59 -0400
  • Kirsten Stevens
    signed 2015-04-01 17:01:38 -0400
  • John Hurren
    signed 2015-04-01 16:58:49 -0400
  • Barry William Teske
    signed 2015-04-01 16:58:28 -0400
  • David Blair
    signed 2015-04-01 16:57:55 -0400
  • dave court
    signed 2015-04-01 16:57:33 -0400
  • Michael Stead
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-01 16:57:03 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkers
  • Lloyd Glibbery
    signed 2015-04-01 16:56:52 -0400
  • Michael Stead
    signed 2015-04-01 16:56:34 -0400
  • Jenn Bucholtz
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-01 16:55:38 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkers
  • Victor Mitchell
    signed 2015-04-01 16:54:40 -0400
  • Michael Phillips
    signed 2015-04-01 16:54:15 -0400
  • Jeff Schuepfer
    signed 2015-04-01 16:53:30 -0400
  • David Chesney
    signed 2015-04-01 16:48:27 -0400
  • Margaret Maximenko
    signed 2015-04-01 16:45:00 -0400
  • Dennis Nicoll
    signed 2015-04-01 16:44:37 -0400
  • Kyle Jorgensen
    signed 2015-04-01 16:42:49 -0400
  • Stephen Von Sychowski
    signed 2015-04-01 16:41:34 -0400
  • Mike Lucas
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-01 16:38:47 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkers
  • John Hockley
    signed via 2015-04-01 16:38:34 -0400
  • Mike Lucas
    signed via 2015-04-01 16:38:11 -0400
  • Tamara Marshall
    signed via 2015-04-01 16:14:11 -0400
  • Chris Stephens
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-01 16:09:10 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkers
  • Matt McKeever
    signed 2015-04-01 16:02:26 -0400

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