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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

mike anson
Ron Kucher
richard vollo
Steve Lamont
Paul Hallen
Sylvia Boyce
Jason Arnold
Bill Derbyshire
Lee Hollett
Octavio amaral
Evan Snyder
Kim Baker
Vaudree Lavallee
Charlie Richmond
Anita Romaniuk
Roger Richardson
Dorothy Connell
Carl Johnson
Bruce Charles
Richard Walsh
Shelby Martin
Dave Trumble
Tracey Ross
Calvin Erlendson
Scott Thibodeau
John Craver
Kathryn Prinz
11,491 SIGNATURES
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  • mike anson
    signed 2017-03-22 01:18:24 -0400
  • Ron Kucher
    signed via 2017-03-12 19:01:33 -0400
  • richard vollo
    signed 2017-03-06 23:41:45 -0500
  • Steve Lamont
    signed via 2017-03-06 22:01:50 -0500
  • Paul Hallen
    signed via 2017-03-06 11:05:31 -0500
  • Sylvia Boyce
    signed 2017-03-06 07:15:43 -0500
  • Jason Arnold
    signed 2017-03-06 02:11:32 -0500
  • Bill Derbyshire
    signed 2017-03-06 00:35:42 -0500
  • Lee Hollett
    signed via 2017-03-01 13:31:44 -0500
  • Octavio amaral
    signed 2017-03-01 09:42:48 -0500
  • Octavio
    @Octavio_7536 tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-01 09:42:04 -0500
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca http://inquiry.usw.ca/?recruiter_id=13061
  • Evan Snyder
    signed 2017-02-24 09:50:56 -0500
  • Kim Baker
    signed 2017-02-07 11:43:28 -0500
  • Vaudree Lavallee
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-29 23:22:22 -0500
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • Vaudree Lavallee
    signed 2017-01-29 23:21:59 -0500
  • Charlie Richmond
    @charlierichmond tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-28 13:44:00 -0500
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca http://inquiry.usw.ca/?recruiter_id=1542
  • Charlie Richmond
    signed 2017-01-28 13:43:39 -0500
  • Anita Romaniuk
    signed 2017-01-27 07:21:35 -0500
  • Roger Richardson
    signed 2017-01-26 20:16:38 -0500
  • Dorothy Connell
    signed 2017-01-23 23:16:00 -0500
  • Carl Johnson
    signed via 2017-01-23 22:05:07 -0500
  • Bruce Charles
    signed 2017-01-22 17:01:50 -0500
  • Richard Walsh
    signed 2017-01-22 15:14:06 -0500
  • Shelby Martin
    signed 2017-01-21 18:18:25 -0500
  • Dave Trumble
    signed 2017-01-20 17:31:17 -0500
  • Tracey Ross
    signed 2017-01-20 15:53:35 -0500
  • Calvin Erlendson
    signed 2017-01-20 15:27:18 -0500
  • Scott Thibodeau
    signed 2017-01-20 14:38:32 -0500
  • John Craver
    signed 2016-12-30 02:41:29 -0500
  • Kathryn Prinz
    signed 2016-12-18 03:42:17 -0500

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