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Inquest date announced for Thunder Bay construction worker death

Inquest date announced for Thunder Bay construction worker death

TORONTO — A date has been scheduled for the inquest into the death of Gabriel McKay, who died from injuries sustained while working at a construction site in Thunder Bay, Ont.

The inquest will start at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 13 at the Ontario Government Building at 189 Red River Rd. in Thunder Bay. Dr. Steven Bodley will be the presiding officer and Andrew Sadler will be inquest counsel. It is expected to last two days and hear from approximately four witnesses.

McKay, 36, died in hospital on Nov, 6, 2017.  An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding McKay’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing further deaths.

Dr. Harry Voogjarv, regional supervising coroner for north region, Sudbury Office, also announced a date has been scheduled for the inquest into the death of Ronald Charles Lepage.

Lepage, 59, died in hospital on April 6, 2017, from injuries sustained while operating a dump truck at the Copper Cliff Refinery in Sudbury, Ont. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest is expected to last four days and hear from approximately 10 witnesses.

It will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 13 at the Sudbury Courthouse on 155 Elm Street.

Dr. Geoffrey Bond will be the presiding officer. Mathieu Ansell and Manon Arbour will be inquest counsel.

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