Stephen Perry death inquest begins today at Sudbury courthouse
47-year-old killed underground at Coleman Mine in Levack in Jan. 2012
An inquest is beginning today into the death of a 47-year-old Vale worker.
In Jan. 2012, Stephen Perry was working underground at the Coleman Mine in Levack when he was struck and killed by falling rock.
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The inquest — which is mandatory under the Coroner's Act — is taking place at the Sudbury courthouse.
It will examine the events surrounding Perry's death, and the jury "may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths," according to a release from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
It's expected to last five days and hear from about 10 witnesses.