Inquests announced into deaths of two construction workers

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

Ontario has announced two inquests into deaths of construction workers, including one from 1997

Dr. Bonnie Burke, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto East Office, says an inquest will be held into the death of construction worker Michael Picanco.

Picanco, 35, died July 25, 2014, from injuries sustained while working at a construction site in Toronto. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding the death and is expected to last three days. The jury will hear from two witnesses.

The inquest will start at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 25 with David Eden presiding as inquest officer and Jai Dhar will be the inquest counsel.

Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Ottawa Office, announced an inquest into the death of Jesus Revilla Sanchez. The 38-year-old died in hospital on Dec. 5, 1996 from injuries sustained while working at a construction site in Perth.

The Sanchez inquest is scheduled for two days and two witnesses are scheduled.

The inquest will start at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 18 with inquest officer Dr. Geoffrey Bond and Jai Dhar as inquest counsel.

Both inquests will be conducted by video conference and can be viewed here.

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