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BC sawmill explosions report recommends more investigator independence

December 3, 2019  By  Maria Church

A report looking into the responses by government and WorkSafeBC following the two fatal sawmill explosions in 2014 is suggesting investigative teams have more independence to make decisions about charge approval submissions.

The 54-page report from Vancouver lawyer Lisa Helps found that all recommendations made following the incidents were implemented or partially implemented.

However, she recommends changing the B.C. Workers Compensation Act to allow victim impact statements and to remove oversight and approval for charges from WorkSafeBC’s purview.

Read the full article from the Canadian Press on CBC News here.


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