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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.

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Ian Shepherd
Sylvia Gray
Harry Van Beest
Wanda Roy
Sarah Beuhler
Carmen Williams
Lori Framkum
Leo Cheverie
Bob Luker
Melony Rocco
Michael Holland
Ronny Yaron
Swati Sharan
Ashley Morello
Elaine Hughes
Gord McIntosh
Don Nicholls
Geoff English
Martin Mikoski
Dorothy Randall
William Prettie
Rob Mason
Pat Balcom
kara middleton
Connie Kidd
Darryl Secret
Darren Dubois
Carol Elizabeth Rae
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  • Ian Shepherd
    signed 2016-01-23 19:22:59 -0500
  • Sylvia Gray
    signed 2016-01-23 18:58:09 -0500
  • Harry Van Beest
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-01-23 18:29:18 -0500
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • Harry Van Beest
    signed 2016-01-23 18:28:58 -0500
  • Wanda Roy
    signed 2016-01-23 18:15:58 -0500
  • Sarah Beuhler
    signed via 2016-01-23 15:54:38 -0500
  • Carmen Williams
    signed 2016-01-21 22:56:03 -0500
  • Lori Framkum
    signed 2016-01-20 02:34:41 -0500
  • Leo Cheverie
    signed via 2016-01-19 16:13:10 -0500
  • Bob Luker
    signed via 2016-01-18 17:35:05 -0500
  • Melony Rocco
    signed via 2016-01-14 07:51:18 -0500
  • Michael Holland
    signed via 2016-01-10 15:49:58 -0500
  • Ronny Yaron
    signed via 2016-01-09 02:22:59 -0500
  • Swati Sharan
    signed via 2016-01-07 21:26:22 -0500
  • Ashley Morello
    signed via 2016-01-07 12:54:43 -0500
  • Elaine Hughes
    signed via 2016-01-06 12:24:42 -0500
  • Gord McIntosh
    signed 2016-01-06 02:49:56 -0500
  • Don Nicholls
    signed via 2016-01-03 13:00:51 -0500
  • Geoff English
    signed via 2015-12-26 10:06:06 -0500
  • Martin Mikoski
    signed via 2015-12-25 07:05:22 -0500
  • Dorothy Randall
    signed via 2015-12-24 15:40:43 -0500
  • William Prettie
    signed via 2015-12-23 19:38:51 -0500
  • Rob Mason
    signed via 2015-12-20 17:24:38 -0500
  • Rosa Luxemburg
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-12-18 23:59:00 -0500
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • Pat Balcom
    signed via 2015-12-18 23:57:59 -0500
  • kara middleton
    signed via 2015-12-08 12:39:02 -0500
  • Connie Kidd
    signed via 2015-12-07 10:11:01 -0500
  • Darryl Secret
    signed via 2015-12-06 14:46:22 -0500
  • Darren Dubois
    signed via 2015-12-04 01:18:10 -0500
  • Carol Elizabeth Rae
    signed via 2015-12-03 18:43:08 -0500

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