Inquest into the death of New Brunswick scrapyard worker to begin next week

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By The Staff The Canadian Press

Posted May 27, 2024 4:31 pm

Updated May 27, 2024 4:32 pm

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 'American Iron and Metal ordered to salary $100K successful workplace death'

1:22 American Iron and Metal ordered to salary $100K successful workplace death

RELATED: American Iron and Metal has been fined successful nan 2022 workplace decease of Darrell Richards astatine their Saint John, N.B. scrapyard. Nathalie Sturgeon reports. – Feb 14, 2024

A coroner’s inquest will beryllium held adjacent week into nan decease of a 60-year-old man who died from injuries sustained while moving astatine nan American Iron and Metal scrapyard successful Saint John, N.B., almost 2 years ago.

The New Brunswick Coroner Service issued a connection coming saying lawman main coroner Michael Johnston and a assemblage will perceive grounds from witnesses to find nan facts surrounding Darrell Richards’ death.

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Richards died successful infirmary connected July 1, 2022.

The assemblage will make recommendations aimed astatine preventing deaths nether akin circumstances, but they can’t make immoderate uncovering of ineligible responsibility.

In February, a provincial tribunal judge ordered American Iron and Metal to salary $107,000 into a workplace-safety bursary successful Richards’ sanction aft nan scrap recycler pleaded blameworthy nether nan Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to guarantee an employee’s safety.

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The coroner’s inquest will beryllium held from June 3 to June 7 astatine nan Saint John courthouse.

This study by The Canadian Press was first published May 27, 2024.

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