TORONTO — The dates have been announced for inquests for two construction workers who died in two separate incidents.
The date for the inquest into the death of Nelson Ferreira, 44, is Tuesday, Nov. 14, Joel Kirsh, regional supervising coroner for central region, central east office announced recently.
Ferreira died on May 21, 2015, of injuries sustained while working at a construction site in Markham. An inquest into his death is mandatory under the Coroners Act.
The inquest is expected to last for five days and hear from approximately 13 witnesses.
It will begin at 10 a.m.
The inquest into the death of Luis Pinto, 44, has also been scheduled for Nov. 14, Dr. Jennifer Dmetrichuk, regional supervising coroner for central region, Toronto east office announced.
Pinto died in hospital on May 25, 2013 from injuries sustained while working on a construction site in Brampton.
The inquest is expected to last three days and hear from six witnesses. It will begin at 9 a.m.
The inquests will examine the circumstances surrounding Ferreira and Pinto’s deaths. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing further deaths.
The inquests will be conducted by video conference. Members of the public who wish to view the proceedings can do so live at:
For more information about inquests, see: https://www.ontario.ca/page/coronersinquests