Inquest in the death of John Henderson announced

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Inquest in the death of John Henderson announced

Ministry of the Solicitor General

LONDON, ON, July 14 - Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner of Inquests, today announced that an inquest would be held in the death of John Henderson. Mr. Henderson, 57, died on May 11, 2004, of injuries sustained during the course of his employment at a construction site in Elgin County. 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 jury will review the events surrounding Mr. Henderson's death including safety issues related to farm pond construction and maintenance. The inquest jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths in similar circumstances. The inquest is expected to last up to four days and will hear from 15 witnesses. The inquest will begin at 10 a.m. on August 8, 2005, at the South Dunwich Community Centre at 29593 Talbot Road in Wallacetown. Dr. Dumaresq Child will preside as inquest coroner and Mr. Doug Walker will act as counsel to the coroner. Disponible en fran├žais www.mpss.jus.gov.on.caFor further information: Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner of Inquests, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, (416) 314-4000