Family Applauds Decision to Hold Coroner’s Inquest in Burns Lake
Burns Lake, B.C. – Maureen Luggi is applauding a decision by BC’s chief coroner Lisa Lapointe to hold a separate inquest into the Babine Forest Products sawmill explosion in Burns Lake.
“The explosion happened in Burns Lake, it impacted the entire community. The entire community is still in need of closure and healing regarding this and it’s important that the truth come out in the Village of Burns Lake, not the City of Prince George.”
Luggi’s late husband Robert was one of two men killed in the January 2012 blast (Carl Charlie was the other) and admits she was surprised when yesterday’s announcement was made.
“Somewhat surprised because I understand it wasn’t an ideal location for everybody else but I think that the chief coroner really listened to our families and listened to the leaders that have been in support of us moving this to Burns Lake.”
The inquest will take place starting July 13th, while the inquest into the Lakeland Mill blast will commence March 2nd in Prince George as previously scheduled.