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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

Consuelo Oxales
Charles Haywood
Dave Clark
Lucas Hung
Joseph Michalik
Helen Glavina
Ian Robertson
Nick Marchese
Jerry O'Connor
William Gordon
Phil Lyons
Warren Walker
Donna Harcos
paul hodgson
Glenn F. Scaia
rick hebert
Bill Schram
John Mullane
Robert Kastner
Merv Nicholson
Loren Brewer
Jim Coutts
Tammy Russell
Gordon Medwid
11,491 SIGNATURES
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  • Consuelo Oxales
    signed 2016-06-07 13:12:42 -0400
  • Charles A. Haywood
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-05 22:05:20 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • Charles A. Haywood
    @championufc2014 tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-05 22:05:17 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca http://usw.nationbuilder.com/?recruiter_id=31594
  • Charles Haywood
    signed 2016-06-05 22:04:48 -0400
  • Dave Clark
    signed 2016-06-02 01:33:47 -0400
  • Lucas Hung
    signed via 2016-05-29 21:51:45 -0400
  • Joseph Michalik
    signed via 2016-05-29 19:13:20 -0400
  • Helen Glavina
    signed via 2016-05-27 03:50:12 -0400
  • Ian Robertson
    signed via 2016-05-25 17:14:16 -0400
  • Nick Marchese
    signed via 2016-05-20 15:21:32 -0400
  • Jerry O'Connor
    signed via 2016-05-16 21:13:26 -0400
  • William Gordon
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-15 20:34:32 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • William Gordon
    signed 2016-05-15 20:34:14 -0400
  • Phil Lyons
    signed via 2016-05-15 02:14:39 -0400
  • Warren Walker
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-12 19:17:04 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • Warren Walker
    @warrenwalker tweeted link to this page. 2016-05-12 19:17:02 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca http://usw.nationbuilder.com/?recruiter_id=31354
  • Warren Walker
    signed via 2016-05-12 19:16:26 -0400
  • Donna Harcos
    signed via 2016-05-11 22:41:42 -0400
  • paul hodgson
    signed via 2016-05-11 12:21:33 -0400
  • Glenn F. Scaia
    signed via 2016-05-10 12:05:00 -0400
  • rick hebert
    signed 2016-05-08 00:24:43 -0400
  • Bill Schram
    signed via 2016-05-07 19:39:22 -0400
  • John Mullane
    signed 2016-05-07 14:36:00 -0400
  • Robert Kastner
    signed via 2016-05-05 14:44:22 -0400
  • Merv Nicholson
    signed via 2016-04-29 13:02:50 -0400
  • Loren Brewer
    signed via 2016-04-26 03:02:36 -0400
  • Jim Coutts
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-25 19:22:09 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • Jim Coutts
    signed 2016-04-25 19:21:28 -0400
  • Tammy Russell
    signed 2016-04-25 16:45:27 -0400
  • Gordon Medwid
    signed 2016-04-25 14:37:34 -0400

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