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Inquest date set for man killed on construction site in the County

Matthew Cuthill

An inquest will be held into the death of a Napanee man working at a construction site in Prince Edward County.

Dr. Paul Dungey, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office, announced Monday the inquest will be held March 19 at the Quinte Courthouse. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

Matthew Robert Cuthill, 27, died Sept. 9, 2016, from injuries sustained while working at a construction site at an agricultural property on County Road 7 in North Marysburgh. Work was being done reclaiming a barn structure at the property. Cuthill fell from an elevated position and was pronounced dead on the scene. The heavy equipment operator also sustained minor injuries. He did not require medical treatment.

The inquest is to examine the circumstances surrounding his death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths. The inquest is expected to last three days and hear from approximately eight witnesses.

The inquest is to begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the Quinte Courthouse, Courtroom #203, 15 Bridge St. W., Belleville. Dr. Bob Reddoch is to preside as inquest coroner. Adam Zegouras is counsel to the coroner.

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