Now that more than 30 recommendations have been made by a coroner’s jury reviewing a fatal explosion at a Prince George sawmill, how long before any are implemented?
“‘Cause there’s no requirement to do it. That’s always been the problem with inquests.”
Union leader Steve Hunt says a public inquiry is still needed to protect workers across the province too afraid to point out safety problems.
“Where somebody would make recommendations that are enforceable and even safety committees have to be enforced and audited. That was missed in this case. I call it economic heroin. People go to work because they have to.”
Hunt says WorkSafeBC failed to enforce existing safety regulations and the initial investigation was flawed.
The Lakeland mill explosion in 2012 killed Alan Little and Glenn Roche and injured 20 other workers.