Inquest into the Death of John Francis Smith Announced
Dr. Paul Dungey, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of John Francis Smith.
Mr. Smith, 37, died in hospital on July 31, 2013, as a result of injuries sustained from a fall from height while working at a construction project in Haliburton County. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.
The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Smith's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
The inquest is expected to last two days and to hear from approximately six witnesses.
The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at the Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre Haliburton, 4252 County Rd. #21. Dr. Mary Beth Bourne will preside as inquest coroner and Rebecca Griffin will be counsel to the coroner.