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Date for coroner’s inquest into separate deaths of three Ontario construction workers set for August

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July 5, 2023
By OHS Canada

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A date has been set for a coroner’s inquest into the deaths of three construction workers killed by motor vehicles on separate work sites in Ontario.

Dr. David A. Cameron, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, said the inquests into the deaths of Talbot Bouwman, Lawrence Brubacher-Horst and Adam Chmielarz will start on Aug. 8, 2023.

Bouwman, 55, died on Oct. 18, 2018; Brubacher-Horst, 24, died on March 13, 2018; and Chmielarz, 31, died on Dec. 17, 2020. They died from multiple injuries sustained after being struck by motor vehicles while working at various construction sites. An inquest into their deaths is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding these deaths. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing further deaths.

The inquest is expected to last nine days. Jennifer Scott will be the Presiding Officer and Peter Napier will be Inquest Counsel.


The inquest will be conducted by video conference. Members of the public who wish to view the proceedings can do so live at the link provided below.




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