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New inquest date into death of construction worker announced

Olivier Bruneau, 24, died in hospital from injuries sustained while working at a construction site at Carling Avenue and Preston Street in March of 2016.
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Olivier Bruneau, 24, was killed at the construction site of the Claridge Icon tower at Carling Ave. and Preston St. in March 2016. Photo/Jason White

The Ontario government's inquest into the death of a construction worker who was killed on a job in Ottawa in March of 2016 is being rescheduled for next month. 

Olivier Bruneau, 24, died in hospital from injuries sustained while working at a construction site at Carling Avenue and Preston Street. 

Bruneau was working in an excavation, nine-stories below ground, when a large chunk of ice fell off the wall and struck him. He died in hospital from injuries he sustained from the incident. 

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding his death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths from occurring in similar circumstances.

The inquest will start at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Dr. Geoffrey Bond will be the presiding officer and Jai Dhar will be inquest counsel.

The inquest is expected to last nine days and hear from approximately 16 witnesses.

 

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