B.C. Coroner confirms identities of deceased in mill fire

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identities of the two individuals found deceased in the debris of the Babine Forest

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identities of the two individuals found deceased in the debris of the Babine Forest

Products sawmill, leveled by an explosion and fire on the evening of Jan. 20, 2012.

Dental records were used to confirm the identification of the two as Robert Luggi, aged 45 and Carl Charlie aged 42.

A specialized team of investigators from the Coroners Service Identification and Disaster Response Unit travelled to the scene on Jan. 22, 2012 to work alongside RCMP investigators to locate and identify the two mill workers who had been missing since the explosion and fire.

Although much of the scene remained unsafe to enter, the two individuals were discovered near the edge of the debris field where entry and recovery were possible.

The Coroners Service has informed the families of the confirmed identifications.

The scene has now been turned over to WorkSafe BC, who will continue their investigation into the explosion and fire.