May 15: Coroner’s Inquest Finds Sawmill Explosion Accidental
A coroner’s inquest into a fatal sawmill explosion at Lakeland Mills concluded that the blast was accidental. Two workers died from severe burns, while more than 20 others were injured in the incident. The jury did issue 33 recommendations for preventing future similar incidents. For example, it suggested that the RCMP develop a policy for investigating criminal negligence in the workplace.