On the eve of a coroner’s inquest into the deadly Babine Forest Products mill explosion – the sister of one of the victims says she’s hoping for answers.
“This has left a huge hole in our hearts, we would like closure, we would like answers to all of the who what when where why.”
Lucy Campbell’s brother Carl Charlie was one of two men killed and 20 injured in the 2012 wood dust-related blast.
She says she and other family members are disappointed the province opted for an inquest – rather than an inquiry which could assign blame.
She’s worried the company might be let off the hook.
“That the owners and management will basically get a slap on the hand. And maybe more recommendations. How many they’ll actually follow through with is my concern.”
Campbell says she’s hoping for recommendations to prevent something like this from ever happening again. But she says she’s worried they won’t be implemented.
The inquest begins tomorrow in Burns Lake.