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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

Terry McAreavy
Denise Chisholm
JaSon Lacko
Cindy Oliver
Ashley hommy
Sussanne Skidmore
Melissa Moroz
Mollie Relihan
michael coombes
Lesley Srodart
Brad West
Leroy brown
Donalda Johnson
David Cantatore
Connie Mabin
Scott Weaver
Ray White
Kim Hume
Brian Butler
Joel Langner
Jen Hassum
Greg Hill
11,491 SIGNATURES
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  • Terry Mcareavy
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-01 15:53:41 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkers
  • Terry McAreavy
    signed 2015-04-01 15:52:48 -0400
  • Denise Chisholm
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-01 15:48:19 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkers
  • Denise Chisholm
    signed via 2015-04-01 15:47:17 -0400
  • JaSon Lacko
    signed 2015-04-01 15:42:03 -0400
  • Cindy Oliver
    signed 2015-04-01 15:32:00 -0400
  • Ashley hommy
    signed via 2015-04-01 15:04:49 -0400
  • Sue Stroud
    @suestroud tweeted link to this page. 2015-04-01 15:03:03 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkers http://inquiry-usw.nationbuilder.com/?recruiter_id=41
  • Sue Stroud
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-01 15:03:03 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkers
  • Sussanne Skidmore
    @SussanneS tweeted link to this page. 2015-04-01 15:00:18 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkers http://inquiry-usw.nationbuilder.com/?recruiter_id=40
  • Sussanne Skidmore
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-01 15:00:18 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkers
  • Sussanne Skidmore
    signed via 2015-04-01 14:59:59 -0400
  • Melissa Moroz
    signed via 2015-04-01 14:40:31 -0400
  • Mollie Relihan
    signed 2015-04-01 14:34:27 -0400
  • michael coombes
    signed via 2015-04-01 14:31:37 -0400
  • Lesley Srodart
    signed 2015-04-01 14:31:29 -0400
  • Brad West
    signed 2015-04-01 14:25:34 -0400
  • Leroy brown
    signed 2015-04-01 14:18:56 -0400
  • Donalda Johnson
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-01 14:18:54 -0400
    The sawmill explosion survivors and families of those who died deserve answers. Sign the petition for a public inquiry.
  • Donalda Johnson
    signed 2015-04-01 14:18:23 -0400
  • David Cantatore
    signed 2015-04-01 14:16:54 -0400
  • Connie Mabin
    signed 2015-04-01 14:10:58 -0400
  • Scott Weaver
    signed 2015-04-01 13:49:13 -0400
  • Ray White
    signed 2015-04-01 13:30:10 -0400
  • Kim Hume
    signed 2015-04-01 13:29:07 -0400
  • Brian Butler
    signed 2015-04-01 13:14:51 -0400
  • Joel Langner
    signed 2015-04-01 13:13:05 -0400
  • Courtland Klein
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-01 13:10:56 -0400
    The sawmill explosion survivors and families of those who died deserve answers. Sign the petition for a public inquiry.
  • Jen Hassum
    signed 2015-04-01 13:06:44 -0400
  • Greg Hill
    signed 2015-04-01 11:02:49 -0400

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