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Inquests called looking at three construction deaths

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Inquests called looking at three construction deaths

TORONTO — Inquests have been called into three separate deaths resulting from construction mishaps in 2008 and 2015.

Dr. Bonnie Burke, regional supervising coroner for central region — Toronto east office, announced Jan. 10 that inquests will be held into the deaths of Kihwan Kang, Jamshid Agzamov and Jatlinder Dhesi.

Kang, 26, died on Sept. 27, 2008, and Agzamov, 38, died on Nov. 27, 2015, both from injuries sustained from falls at separate construction sites. Dhesi, 21, died in hospital on June 30, 2015, from injuries sustained while working at a construction site.

Inquests are mandatory under the Coroners Act and they examine the circumstances surrounding the deaths. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths.

The inquest into the deaths of Kang and Agzamov is expected to last seven days and hear from 10 witnesses. It will begin at 9 a.m. on Feb. 3, at the Coroner’s Courts, Courtroom A, 25 Morton Shulman Ave., Toronto. The inquest into Dhesi’s death is expected to last three days and hear from three witnesses. It will start at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 18, also at the Coroner’s Court.

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