Date of inquest announced in death of construction worker in Thunder Bay

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

The inquest will begin 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 the inquest counsel. It should last two days and hear about four witnesses.

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

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

Dr. Harry Voogjarv, Regional Supervising Coroner for the North Region, Sudbury Office, also announced that a date has been set for the inquest into the death of Ronald Charles Lepage.

Lepage, 59, died in hospital on April 6, 2017 from injuries sustained while driving 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 about ten witnesses.

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

Dr Geoffrey Bond will be the chair. Mathieu Ansell and Manon Arbor will be the lawyers for the investigation.

Alice F. Ponder