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Inquest Date into the Deaths of John Janssens, Michael Maukonen and William Swan Announced

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Inquest Date into the Deaths of John Janssens, Michael Maukonen and William Swan Announced

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Dr. Rick Mann, Regional Supervising Coroner for West Region, London Office, today announced that a date has been scheduled for the joint inquest into the deaths of John Janssens, Michael Maukonen and William Swan.

Mr. Janssens, 73, died on January 15, 2016; Mr. Maukonen, 19, died on June 28, 2016; and Mr. Swan, 56, died on May 16, 2017, from injuries sustained from falls while working at various roof construction projects. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.  

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding their deaths. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths.

The inquest is expected to last five days and hear from approximately 14 witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019, at the Ontario Court of Justice, 425 Grand Ave. W., Chatham. Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke will preside as inquest coroner and Gideon Bloch will be counsel to the coroner.

Media Contacts

  • Dr. Rick Mann

    Regional Supervising Coroner for West Region, London Office

    519-661-6624

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