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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

Nathan Dearle
Anida Doherty
Trazanna-Lee Rose
Maya Rabinovitch
Kevin Conley
Mary Lou Scott
Jacqueline Custeau
George Payerle
Angela Hicks
Martina Wolff
Max McArthur
Bernie Wood
Edward Hinsburg
Susan Stout
Heather Patterson
T Ruddell
Bob Barnetson
Sean Young
Cara Brinsky
Michael Throssell
Christopher Carruthers
Thomas Skolovy
Kael Dolejsi
Gary Fenn
Shirley Thompson
Mary-Ann Hoch
Randy Marchant
Graham Robertson
Fred Brook
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  • Nathan Dearle
    signed 2016-12-17 20:45:54 -0500
  • Anida Doherty
    signed via 2016-12-16 19:58:30 -0500
  • Trazanna-Lee Rose
    signed 2016-12-15 16:26:27 -0500
  • Maya Rabinovitch
    signed 2016-12-14 23:17:14 -0500
  • Kevin Conley
    signed 2016-12-12 17:26:19 -0500
  • Mary Lou Scott
    signed 2016-12-12 09:18:45 -0500
  • Jacqueline Custeau
    signed 2016-12-09 23:32:27 -0500
  • George Payerle
    signed 2016-12-07 16:14:09 -0500
  • Angela Hicks
    signed 2016-11-29 14:05:21 -0500
  • Martina Wolff
    signed 2016-11-23 14:52:52 -0500
  • Max McArthur
    signed 2016-11-17 11:28:06 -0500
  • Bernie Wood
    signed 2016-11-10 23:50:44 -0500
  • Edward Hinsburg
    signed 2016-11-10 21:51:25 -0500
  • Susan Stout
    signed via 2016-10-13 15:05:00 -0400
  • Heather Patterson
    signed via 2016-10-11 08:27:21 -0400
  • T Ruddell
    signed via 2016-10-10 23:28:12 -0400
  • Bob Barnetson
    signed via 2016-10-10 17:05:09 -0400
  • Sean Young
    signed 2016-09-20 18:57:35 -0400
  • Cara Brinsky
    signed 2016-09-16 11:25:16 -0400
  • Michael Throssell
    signed 2016-09-16 02:57:33 -0400
  • Christopher Carruthers
    signed via 2016-09-09 22:23:22 -0400
  • Thomas Skolovy
    signed 2016-09-08 15:29:14 -0400
  • Kael Dolejsi
    signed 2016-09-08 15:06:13 -0400
  • Andrew Sealey
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-08 00:01:11 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • Gary Fenn
    signed 2016-09-07 14:34:21 -0400
  • Shirley Thompson
    signed via 2016-09-01 21:00:31 -0400
  • Mary-Ann Hoch
    signed 2016-08-28 22:07:28 -0400
  • Randy Marchant
    signed 2016-08-09 10:22:44 -0400
  • Graham Robertson
    signed via 2016-08-04 11:49:15 -0400
  • Fred Brook
    signed via 2016-08-02 23:37:30 -0400

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