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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

Glen Cheetham
diana mcmillan
Mary Susanne Shaw
Sandra Hoenle
Stan Gray
gordon Campbell
Pete Atamanenko
Dylan Holmes
Matthew Timms
Mary Jane Morgan
Linda Cameron
chris Gosse
Wendy Knelsen
heather walker
J Andrews
Paul Taylor
Maya Papineau
Gloria Jacobs
Bernie Ward
Maureen Hynes
Dave Manderson
Kim Crawley
steve lorenz
Dr. James Winter
kyle couling
Ken Westdorp
Brian Gifford
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  • Glen Cheetham
    signed 2016-04-25 13:34:13 -0400
  • diana mcmillan
    signed 2016-04-25 13:23:15 -0400
  • Mary Susanne Shaw
    signed via 2016-04-22 08:13:22 -0400
  • Sandra Hoenle
    signed via 2016-04-15 14:16:21 -0400
  • Stan Gray
    signed via 2016-04-09 12:46:24 -0400
  • gordon Campbell
    signed via 2016-04-09 02:23:47 -0400
  • Pete Atamanenko
    signed via 2016-04-07 23:02:28 -0400
  • Dylan Holmes
    signed 2016-04-06 08:59:54 -0400
  • Matthew Timms
    signed via 2016-04-04 15:20:10 -0400
  • Mary Jane Morgan
    signed via 2016-03-31 18:53:14 -0400
  • Linda Cameron
    signed via 2016-03-30 16:31:34 -0400
  • Chris Gosse
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-26 16:39:40 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • chris Gosse
    signed via 2016-03-26 16:37:50 -0400
  • Wendy Knelsen
    signed via 2016-03-23 21:14:35 -0400
  • heather walker
    signed via 2016-03-23 10:54:05 -0400
  • J Andrews
    signed 2016-03-22 15:35:49 -0400
  • Paul Taylor
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-20 10:42:36 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • Paul Taylor
    @microcrashboy tweeted link to this page. 2016-03-20 10:42:33 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca http://usw.nationbuilder.com/?recruiter_id=30334
  • Paul Taylor
    signed via 2016-03-20 10:41:58 -0400
  • Maya Papineau
    signed via 2016-03-17 15:34:53 -0400
  • Gloria Jacobs
    signed 2016-03-15 18:40:54 -0400
  • Bernie Ward
    signed via 2016-03-15 03:15:41 -0400
  • Maureen Hynes
    signed via 2016-03-11 16:56:36 -0500
  • Dave Manderson
    signed via 2016-03-10 18:16:06 -0500
  • Kim Crawley
    signed via 2016-03-03 12:09:59 -0500
  • steve lorenz
    signed via 2016-03-02 22:14:12 -0500
  • Dr. James Winter
    signed via 2016-02-29 16:28:41 -0500
  • kyle couling
    signed via 2016-02-29 10:29:15 -0500
  • Ken Westdorp
    signed 2016-02-28 23:40:43 -0500
  • Brian Gifford
    signed via 2016-02-28 15:42:07 -0500

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