A statement by Nathan Cullen, MP, on the explosion at the Lakeland Mills in Prince George
April 26th, 2012 - 3:23pm
It is with great sadness that we learned the tragic news of the explosion at the Lakeland Mills in Prince George this past Monday. We deeply regret to hear of the deaths of two workers from the mill. Our thoughts are with the entire community, particularly with the families of those who perished and the twenty two who were injured.
At times filled with grief such as these, it is when we most rely on the strength and love of our community. As part of the greater British Columbian community we would like to offer our support and any help you may need. We are glad to hear that WorkSafeBC will be looking into this and will continue the call for action to prevent tragedies like this in the future.
Burns Lake suffered a similar tragedy at Babine Forest Products early this year. The courage and commitment of that community to support the families most impacted is truly inspiring. We offered services and help in that tragedy and will endeavour to work the mayor, the union and company to make available whatever you may need.
Once again, we offer our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and co-workers at Lakeland Mills and to the entire community of Prince George.