Toronto Coroner's Office Launches Probe In Deaths Of 4 Construction Workers
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Toronto Coroner’s Office Launches Probe In Deaths Of 4 Construction Workers

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Fayzullo Fazilov, Alexsandrs Bondarevs, Vladimir Korostin and Aleksey Blumberg die when their scaffold collapsed

Dr. Richard Wells, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto West Office, announced today that a new date has been scheduled for the inquest into the deaths of Fayzullo Fazilov, Alexsandrs Bondarevs, Vladimir Korostin, and Aleksey Blumberg.

Mr. Fazilov, 31; Mr. Bondarevs, 24; Mr. Korostin, 40; and Mr. Blumberg, 38, died on December 24, 2009, from multiple injuries sustained when they fell from scaffolding at a construction site in Toronto. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

Toronto Coroner's Office Launches Probe In Deaths Of 4 Construction Workers

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding these deaths. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing future injuries and deaths.

The inquest is expected to last eight days and will hear from approximately 12 witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020, at the Coroner’s Courts, Courtroom A, 25 Morton Shulman Ave., Toronto. Dr. John Carlisle will preside as inquest coroner. Rebecca Edward and Amal Chaudry will be counsel to the coroner.

The Coroners Courts remain closed to visitors for health and safety reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the courts remain open for inquest-related matters. Inquests will be conducted by video conference. Members of the public who wish to view the proceedings can do so live at the link provided below.

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