Inquest into Toronto construction worker’s death starts Nov. 21


An inquest into the death of Craig Blackett has been scheduled to begin Monday November 21. Dr. Jennifer M. Demetrichuk is the regional supervising coroner for Central Region, Toronto East Office and made the announcement recently.

Blackett was 41 when he died in May 2016 while working at a construction site in Toronto. An inquest into his death is mandatory under the Coroners Act.  It will examine the circumstances surrounding Blackett’s death and could lead to recommendations aimed at preventing similar incidents.

The inquest is expected to hear from nine witnesses over the course of five days.  A jury will listen to testimony and then decide if any recommendations need to be made.


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