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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

Merv Nicholson
Susan Pizzuto
Quentin Bowman
Rocky Rohit
allan llewellyn
Philip Giglio
Angelica Duggan
Ivan Hayward
Jeannette Horsfield
Paul Christensen
Lisa McDonald
Vikki Peters
Ravinder Wahi
ravinder singh Wahi
Maureen Orton
Chris read
Costas Amygdaletsis
costas amygdaletsis
Mihajlo Hnatjuk
Dennis Berry
Lisa Garner
Dennis Sorenson
Jennifer White
Leonard Lightfoot
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  • Merv Nicholson
    signed via 2016-02-27 13:32:06 -0500
  • Susan Pizzuto
    signed 2016-02-26 17:14:55 -0500
  • Quentin Bowman
    signed 2016-02-26 00:36:16 -0500
  • Rocky Rohit
    signed via 2016-02-25 23:37:51 -0500
  • allan llewellyn
    signed 2016-02-25 21:05:00 -0500
  • Philip Giglio
    signed via 2016-02-22 02:46:37 -0500
  • Roxie Hayward
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-20 15:06:44 -0500
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • Angelica Duggan
    signed via 2016-02-19 18:47:36 -0500
  • Ivan Hayward
    signed 2016-02-19 11:20:20 -0500
  • Jeannette Horsfield
    signed via 2016-02-09 06:39:20 -0500
  • Paul Christensen
    signed via 2016-02-08 09:49:03 -0500
  • Lisa McDonald
    signed 2016-02-08 02:14:39 -0500
  • Vikki Peters
    signed 2016-02-05 19:00:37 -0500
  • Ravinder Wahi
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-01-28 22:42:26 -0500
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • Ravinder Wahi
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-01-28 22:42:23 -0500
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • Ravinder Wahi
    signed via 2016-01-28 22:42:00 -0500
  • Ravinder Wahi
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-01-28 22:40:30 -0500
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • Ravinder Wahi
    @ravindersinghw tweeted link to this page. 2016-01-28 22:40:27 -0500
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca http://usw.nationbuilder.com/?recruiter_id=29320
  • ravinder singh Wahi
    signed via 2016-01-28 22:38:21 -0500
  • Maureen Orton
    signed via 2016-01-28 16:34:03 -0500
  • Chris read
    signed 2016-01-27 08:44:40 -0500
  • Costas Amygdaletsis
    signed via 2016-01-26 22:25:00 -0500
  • Costas Amygdaletsis
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-01-26 22:23:34 -0500
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • costas amygdaletsis
    signed via 2016-01-26 22:22:42 -0500
  • Mihajlo Hnatjuk
    signed 2016-01-26 13:33:08 -0500
  • Dennis Berry
    signed via 2016-01-26 01:34:49 -0500
  • Lisa Garner
    signed 2016-01-24 14:26:24 -0500
  • Dennis Sorenson
    signed 2016-01-24 09:49:27 -0500
  • Jennifer White
    signed 2016-01-24 08:52:12 -0500
  • Leonard Lightfoot
    signed 2016-01-23 19:41:34 -0500

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