Report: Date set for coroner’s inquest into death of Beresford contractor

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The coroner’s inquest into the death of Jean-Guy Boudreau has been scheduled for June 26 to 28 at the Bathurst courthouse.

The 68-year-old Boudreau died on July 4, 2016, during a workplace accident at a construction site in Beresford.

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Police believe he was killed when something fell on him.

Witnesses will provide evidence to presiding coroner Steve Gibson and a jury to determine the facts surrounding Boudreau’s death.

At the time of the accident, WorksafeNB said the death was under investigation and it could not confirm any details.

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Boudreau was known in his northern New Brunswick community as someone who was always ready to lend a hand and put a little bit of himself into each project he was a part of.

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The inquest will give the jury the opportunity to make recommendations on how to prevent future deaths in similar circumstances.

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