Inquest in the death of John Whetham announced

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Inquest in the death of John Whetham announced

Ministry of the Solicitor General

LONDON, ON, May 3 - Dr. Thomas Wilson, Regional Supervising Coroner for Southwestern Ontario, today announced that an inquest will be held in the death of John Whetham. Mr Whetham, 62, died on April 22, 2004, at London Health Sciences Centre, from injuries sustained after falling from a roof during the course of his employment at a construction site. 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 review the events surrounding this death and may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths. The inquest is expected to last one day and to hear from approximately three witnesses. The inquest will begin at 10 a.m. on May 11, 2005, at the Morpeth Community Centre, 12579 Talbot Trail, in the municipality of Chatham-Kent. Dr. Wayne Everett will preside and Mr. Duncan MacIntyre will be counsel to the coroner. Disponible en fran├žais www.mpss.jus.gov.on.caFor further information: Contact: Dr. Thomas Wilson, Regional Supervising Coroner for Southwestern Ontario, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, (519) 675-7689