Lakeland Inquest Resumes Today
Prince George, B.C. – The Coroner’s inquest into the deaths of Glenn Roche and Allan Little will resume at the Prince George courthouse today.
The two men died as a result of injuries suffered when the Lakeland Mills exploded in April of 2012.
The inquest was adjourned on March 25th to allow counsel to review newly-uncovered documents relating to the 2012 explosion, in particular, an investigation undertaken by the forensic engineering firm CASE Forensics at the request of lawyers for the mill’s owners, Sinclar Group Forest Products.
As the inquest resumes, the lead investigator for CASE Forensics is expected to take the witness stand to testify about that investigation. Other witnesses remaining to be called include several senior personnel from WorkSafeBC.
The inquest had been sitting for 18 days and had heard from 47 witnesses when inquest counsel John Orr told the proceeding he had no choice but to ask for the adjournment to ensure that the newly-disclosed material could be properly canvassed.