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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

Karen Aime
Don McBain
Stefan Avlijas
Danette Lankmayr
Ashley Campbell
William (Kim) Balmer
Darrell Causey
ravi dhindsa
John Autin
Denis Dallaire
Janet Redt
Pauline Mercer
Tara Parsons
Maria Coutinho
Elizabeth Burdo
Ian Angus
Tony Tracy
Robert Reid
Matt Burton
Dan Browne
Mark ross
Lew Ford
Gale Tyler
Roy McGann
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Stephanie Trasoff
catherine Howard
11,491 SIGNATURES
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  • Karen Aime
    signed 2016-08-02 12:39:31 -0400
  • Don McBain
    signed 2016-07-31 19:18:24 -0400
  • Stefan Avlijas
    @avlijass tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-26 17:01:34 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca http://inquiry.usw.ca/?recruiter_id=12967
  • Stefan Avlijas
    signed 2016-07-26 17:01:17 -0400
  • Danette Lankmayr
    signed 2016-07-25 12:06:29 -0400
  • Ashley Campbell
    signed 2016-07-21 13:03:45 -0400
  • William (Kim) Balmer
    signed 2016-07-21 12:11:35 -0400
  • Darrell Causey
    signed 2016-07-21 10:28:49 -0400
  • ravi dhindsa
    signed 2016-07-20 16:56:55 -0400
  • John Autin
    signed 2016-07-20 15:10:02 -0400
  • Denis Dallaire
    signed 2016-07-18 11:11:04 -0400
  • Janet Redt
    signed 2016-07-17 14:10:58 -0400
  • Pauline Mercer
    signed via 2016-07-16 07:06:49 -0400
  • Tara Parsons
    signed via 2016-07-15 21:37:37 -0400
  • Maria Coutinho
    signed via 2016-07-15 15:42:23 -0400
  • Elizabeth Burdo
    signed via 2016-07-15 13:33:31 -0400
  • Ian Angus
    signed via 2016-07-13 18:52:23 -0400
  • Tony Tracy
    signed via 2016-07-12 16:05:02 -0400
  • Robert Reid
    signed via 2016-07-12 13:21:24 -0400
  • Matt Burton
    signed via 2016-07-11 14:32:18 -0400
  • Dan Browne
    @DanBrowne89 tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-09 18:52:36 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca http://usw.nationbuilder.com/?recruiter_id=31414
  • Dan Browne
    signed via 2016-07-09 18:52:02 -0400
  • Mark Ross
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-06 15:17:59 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • Mark ross
    signed via 2016-07-06 15:16:45 -0400
  • Lew Ford
    signed via 2016-07-01 10:57:20 -0400
  • Gale Tyler
    signed via 2016-06-21 13:31:40 -0400
  • Roy McGann
    signed via 2016-06-21 13:21:35 -0400
  • Unions are evil Unions are evil
    signed via 2016-06-15 18:42:31 -0400
  • Stephanie Trasoff
    signed via 2016-06-11 18:49:01 -0400
  • catherine Howard
    signed 2016-06-10 18:57:01 -0400

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