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Inquest into the death of smelter complex worker in Sudbury

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Inquest into the death of smelter complex worker in Sudbury

SUDBURY, ONT. — An inquest will be held into the death of Paul Marcel Rochette, 36, who died April 6, 2014 while working at the Copper Cliff Smelter Complex in Sudbury, Ont.

The announcement was made by Dr. David Cameron, regional supervising coroner for north region, Sudbury office. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act and will examine the circumstances surrounding Rochette’s death, states a release issued by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

The inquest is expected to last five days and to hear from approximately 13 witnesses. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

The inquest will begin Jan. 22 at the Sudbury City Courthouse. Dr. Ray Sawkiw will preside as inquest coroner and Julie Lefebvre will be counsel to the coroner.

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