BURNABY, BC, Jan. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - United Steelworkers (USW) Western
Canadian Director Steve Hunt has issued the following statement in
response to the explosion at Babine Forest Products in Burns Lake:
"Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured, their
families and the workers of Babine Forest Products. The United
Steelworkers join all British Columbians in praying for their recovery.
We offer our deep condolences to those families who may have lost loved
The workers at Babine Forest Products are proud members of the United
Steelworkers, and during this difficult time all members of our union
are coming together to offer their full support to our brothers and
sisters at Babine Forest Products."
The United Steelworkers Local 1-424, which represents employees at
Babine Forest Products, is offering support to families of injured
workers to ensure they can be by their side while receiving medical
care in hospital.
As well, the union has also dispatched its' Emergency Response Team
(ERT) to Burns Lake. The USW's ERT coordinator, Al McDougall, will be
on site to provide assistance and support to Babine Forest Products
workers, their families, and the local community.
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)
For further information:
Steve Hunt, Director 604-816-2554
Brad West, USW Communications 604-313-9185