The Lakeland Sawmill is shown through the fog in Prince George

Second victim identified after deadly sawmill blast in Prince George, B.C.

A 46-year-old mill worker has been identified as the second victim of the deadly blast that levelled the Lakeland sawmill in Prince George, B.C., on Monday night.

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — A 46-year-old mill worker has been identified as the second victim of the deadly blast that levelled the Lakeland sawmill in Prince George, B.C., on Monday night.

The Coroner’s Service confirms Prince George resident Glenn Francis Roche died in Edmonton, just hours after being transferred to that city for treatment of critical burns.

Forty-three-year-old shift supervisor Alan Little died yesterday morning in Prince George.

The men were among 11 severely injured when an explosion and fire tore through the mill, owned and operated by Prince George-based Sinclar Group Forest Products.

Three victims have been airlifted for treatment at hospitals in Vancouver and Victoria, while six people remain in hospital in Prince George and 13 others were treated and released.

Every sawmill in B.C. has been ordered to conduct a full safety review in the wake of the blast, the second deadly explosion at a north-central B.C. sawmill since January.

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