Thursday, June 21, 2012

Inquest Into The Death Of Mark Pagavathsing Announced

It is by reviewing the accident in detail and hearing all the evidence presided over by the
inquest coroner that new facts or issues may be revealed.
After hearing all the evidence, the jury deliberates.  Frequently, they come up with suggestions that can make workplaces safer for everyone.

Sometimes new laws are made from the results of the inquest which will help everyone in the workplace to be more aware and to work more safely.

June 21, 2012 10:05 AM

Brampton — Dr William J. Lucas, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Brampton Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Mark Pagavathsing.
Mr. Pagavathsing, aged 46, died on August 18, 2011 from injuries received during his employment on a construction project.

The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Pagavathsing's death.  The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

The inquest is expected to last two days and to hear from approximately four witnesses.
The inquest will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at the Aurora Municipal Offices, 1 Municipal Drive.  Dr. Mary Beth Bourne will preside as inquest coroner and Mr. Robert DeChellis will be counsel to the coroner.


  • Dr. William J. Lucas
    Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Brampton Office

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Friday, June 15, 2012

Canada Day - when is YOUR Holiday?

In Ontario, employees get a day off with public holiday pay. If the employee is required to work on the holiday, the employee must be paid regular wages and/or premium pay and/or get a substituted day off with pay at a later date.

This year, July 1 falls on a Sunday; thus the public holiday will be celebrated on Monday July 2.

Other provinces may have different guidelines.  If you are dealing with employees in other locations check to be sure