Inquest into the Death of Benjamin Long Announced
Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Ottawa Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Benjamin Long.
Mr. Long, age 50, died on May 4, 2011, as a result of injuries received during his course of employment at a construction site in Ottawa. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.
The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Long's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
The inquest is expected to last three days and to hear from 15 witnesses.
The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Federal Courts, Thomas D'Arcy McGee building, 90 Sparks St., 7th floor, Ottawa. Dr. David Eden will preside as inquest coroner and Terrance Cooper will be counsel to the coroner.