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Fund to help Prince George victims of the Lakeland sawmill blast tops $400K

June 15, 2012 - 11:43 AM

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - A fund to help the victims of a massive explosion in Prince George, B.C., now tops $400,000.

The Lakeland Tragedy Fund was created in the days after the blast and fire destroyed the Lakeland Mills sawmill on April 23

Two long-time employees, 46-year-old Glenn Roche and 43-year-old Alan Little, were killed and two dozen other workers were hurt, many of them suffering severe burns.

The Prince George Community Foundation is administering the tragedy fund and says those eligible must sign a waiver in order to receive any cash.

One hundred and 50 employees at the sawmill and adjoining planer operation have been idled since the explosion, although 22-planer staff returned to that operation May 28, for six weeks of work to process remaining inventory.

Officials with the Sinclar Group, which owns the Lakeland mill, haven't yet decided if the facility will be rebuilt. (CKPG)

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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