Inquest Announced in Death of Richard Pigeau at Nickel Rim South Mine

Dr. Emily Groot, Regional Supervising Coroner for North Region, Sudbury Office, has announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Richard Pigeau.

Mr. Pigeau, 54, died on October 20, 2015, from injuries sustained while working at the Nickel Rim South Mine in the City of Greater Sudbury. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Pigeau’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing further deaths.

The inquest is expected to last five days and hear from 14 witnesses.

The inquest will start at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020, at the Sudbury Courthouse, Courtroom “A”, 155 Elm St. Dr. David Cameron will preside as inquest coroner and Jeffrey Martin will be counsel to the coroner.