Inquest into the Death of Yves Blondin 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 Yves Blondin.
Mr. Blondin, age 60, died on Feb. 21, 2006, 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. Blondin's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
The inquest is expected to last two days and to hear from eight witnesses.
The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Federal Courts, Thomas D'Arcy McGee building, 90 Sparks St., 7th floor, Ottawa. Dr. Gordon Watt will preside as inquest coroner and Caroline Thibault will be counsel to the coroner.