Babine Forest Products & Lakeland Mills investigations
BC Safety Authority (BCSA) continues to conduct independent investigations into the Babine Forest Products and Lakeland Mills incidents. We are currently focused on concluding our investigations and are unable to offer comment on our findings at this time.
In response to these incidents, BCSA has issued two Safety Orders and continues to work with industry to improve safety while the investigations proceed.
Throughout the investigations, BCSA has worked collaboratively alongside other agencies, including WorkSafe BC, the Office of the Fire Commissioner, the RCMP and the BC Coroners Service. We are aware that WorkSafe BC has announced the completion of their investigations into these incidents with a decision to refer their investigation reports to Crown Counsel.
We expect that the findings of all investigating agencies will contribute to a greater understanding of how these tragedies occurred and the actions needed to prevent them from happening again.
BC Safety Authority is an independent, self-funded organization mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment. In addition to issuing permits, licences and certificates we work with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, enforcement, research and education.