TORONTO, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Patrick Ross.
Mr. Ross, 22, died on July 17, 2002, from injuries received during the course of his employment at the Kidd Creek Mine in Timmins. Under the Coroners Act, an inquest is mandatory when a worker dies as a result of an accident occuring at a mining plant, pit, quarry or mine.
The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Ross' death and the jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
The inquest is expected to last two days.
The inquest will begin 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, at Timmins City Hall, 220 Algonquin Boulevard. Dr. Steve Bodley will preside as inquest coroner and Mr. Dale Cox 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. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, (416) 314-4000