GUELPH, ON, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - Dr. Dirk Huyer, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Guelph Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Donald Buckton.
Mr. Buckton, 59, died on May 28, 2004, from injuries received during the course of his employment at a construction site in Collingwood. Under the Coroners Act, an inquest is mandatory when a worker dies as a result of an accident occurring at a construction project.
The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Buckton's death and will explore issues relating to safety at construction sites. The inquest jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
The inquest is expected to last three days and will hear from approximately twelve witnesses.
The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on November 23, 2009, in the Council Chambers, Town of Collingwood, 97 Hurontario Street. Dr. Peter Savage will preside as inquest coroner and Mr. Frederick Bagg will be counsel to the coroner.
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SOURCE Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
For further information: For further information: Dr. Dirk Huyer, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Guelph Office, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, (519) 837-6330