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Inquest called into Ottawa roadside construction death

DCN-JOC News Services
Inquest called into Ottawa roadside construction death

TORONTO—An inquest will be held into the death of Barry Robertson, 31, who died in hospital from injuries sustained while working at a roadside construction site in Ottawa.

The inquest was announced by Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion, regional supervising coroner for East Region, Ottawa Office.

The inquest, which is mandatory under the Coroners Act, will examine the circumstances surrounding Robertson’s death, which occurred March 26, 2012. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing further deaths.

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

It will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Dr. Bob Reddoch will preside as inquest officer and David Rodgers will be the inquest counsel.

The inquest will be conducted by video conference.

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