Luggi, who lost her husband in the Burns Lake mill explosion says she started the petition after charges weren’t laid in the Burns Lake and Prince George mill explosions which claimed four lives and injured dozens.
She says she was going to present the petition in the legislature this month but will now wait until after the coroner’s inquest in the fall.
She says it is important to remember that just because the incident is in the past doesn’t mean that the workers have forgotten.
“Some of them have come to me and said they don’t know what to do, they keep seeing the explosion in front of their eyes on a daily basis.”
So far the petition for the public inquiry has over 7,600 signatures with a goal of 10,000.
Luggi says she still holds out hope that although the province said an inquiry wouldn’t take place that the families can still get answers and accountability for what happened at the mills.