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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

Beth Beech
Neil Allard
Melvin Zimmerman
Derrick Courtens
Onni Milne
Tam Nguyen
Claude Robert
Kieth Beĺanger
Samantha Ponting
Joe Barrett
Valerie Morton
nancy dube
Pavle Dosen
Pauline Wilcock
Barbara Bradbury
Thomas Sigurdson
John Clark
Barry Fowlie
Andy Jergens
Doug McLellan
Tony Haladuick
Kathleen Hyland
Peter D'Gama
Brenda Forward
Brendan Taylor
Doreen Nicoll
Michelle Harwood
Denis Gelineau
Eileen McMorris
11,491 SIGNATURES
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  • Beth Beech
    signed via 2015-12-02 10:07:11 -0500
  • Neil Allard
    signed via 2015-12-02 07:18:23 -0500
  • Melvin Zimmerman
    signed via 2015-11-26 20:36:28 -0500
  • Derrick Courtens
    signed via 2015-11-24 20:35:57 -0500
  • Onni Milne
    signed 2015-11-24 11:50:16 -0500
  • Tam Nguyen
    signed 2015-11-23 22:17:00 -0500
  • Claude Robert
    signed 2015-11-23 21:22:05 -0500
  • Kieth Beĺanger
    signed via 2015-11-18 10:55:46 -0500
  • Samantha Ponting
    signed 2015-11-17 23:04:25 -0500
  • Joe Barrett
    signed 2015-11-13 18:15:20 -0500
  • Valerie Morton
    signed 2015-11-11 02:20:12 -0500
  • nancy dube
    signed via 2015-11-09 17:12:28 -0500
  • Pavle Dosen
    signed 2015-11-08 00:29:12 -0500
  • Pauline Wilcock
    signed via 2015-11-05 17:50:41 -0500
  • Barbara Bradbury
    signed via 2015-11-01 00:19:28 -0400
  • Thomas Sigurdson
    signed 2015-10-30 19:45:41 -0400
  • John Clark
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-29 17:36:54 -0400
    Workers & families deserve answers--Sign the petition for a public inquiry into the explosions. @steelworkersca
  • John Clark
    signed via 2015-10-29 17:36:15 -0400
  • Barry Fowlie
    signed via 2015-10-29 10:05:06 -0400
  • Andy Jergens
    signed 2015-10-27 10:16:51 -0400
  • Doug McLellan
    signed via 2015-10-27 09:23:55 -0400
  • Tony Haladuick
    signed via 2015-10-26 12:37:43 -0400
  • Kathleen Hyland
    signed 2015-10-24 08:35:57 -0400
  • Peter D'Gama
    signed via 2015-10-21 20:55:08 -0400
  • Brenda Forward
    signed via 2015-10-20 18:13:51 -0400
  • Brendan Taylor
    signed via 2015-10-20 12:48:51 -0400
  • Doreen Nicoll
    signed via 2015-10-19 23:00:47 -0400
  • Michelle Harwood
    signed via 2015-10-11 02:27:03 -0400
  • Denis Gelineau
    signed 2015-10-10 17:03:34 -0400
  • Eileen McMorris
    signed via 2015-10-09 18:53:28 -0400

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