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Inquest into the Death of Marc Lafreniere Announced

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Inquest into the Death of Marc Lafreniere Announced

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Dr. Emily Groot, Regional Supervising Coroner for North Region, Sudbury Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Marc Lafreniere.

Mr. Lafreniere, 51, died on December 28, 2013, trapped under an overturned excavator in marshland near Sudbury. As a mining incident, an inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.  

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

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

The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at the Sudbury Court House, 155 Elm St. Dr. Geoffrey Bond will preside as inquest coroner and Susan Stothart will be counsel to the coroner.

Media Contacts

  • Dr. Emily Groot

    Regional Supervising Coroner for North Region, Sudbury Office

    705-564-6149

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