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Inquest date scheduled for miners killed at Lockerby Mine in 2014

Five-day inquest will probe circumstances surrounding deaths of Normand Bisaillon and Marc Methé
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The date for the inquest into the deaths of miners Normand Bisaillon and Marc Methé has been scheduled for Sept. 30. (File)

The date for the inquest into the deaths of miners Normand Bisaillon and Marc Methé has been scheduled for Sept. 30.

Dr. Emily Groot, regional supervising coroner for North Region, Sudbury Office, made the announcement in a press release.

Bisaillon, 49, and Methe, 34, died on May 6, 2014, while working underground at the Lockerby Mine. 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 12 witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9 a.m. at the Northbury Hotel and Conference Centre, 50 Brady St., Sudbury.

Dr. Steven Bodley will preside as inquest coroner and Julie Lefebvre will be counsel to the coroner.




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