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Inquest into the Death of Jerry Chard Announced

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Inquest into the Death of Jerry Chard Announced

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Dr. Paul Dungey, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Jerry Chard.

Mr. Chard, 59, died on November 10, 2015, from injuries sustained while working at a landfill site in Peterborough. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Chard's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths.

The inquest is expected to last three days and hear from approximately 10 witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the Rogers Room, Best Western Plus Otonabee Inn, 84 Lansdowne St. E., Peterborough.  Dr. Mary E. Bourne will preside as inquest coroner. Frank Schwalm will be counsel to the coroner.

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  • Dr. Paul Dungey

    Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office

    613-544-1596

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