Inquest scheduled into death of worker on a construction site in Mississauga

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Published March 6, 2023 at 3:38 pm

The coroner will hold an inquest into the death of David Miskie who died while operating a forklift in Mississauga.

Miskie died at the age of 56 on Dec. 5, 2017, of injuries sustained while working at a construction site in Mississauga.

Peel Region Police got a call at 3:55 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2017, for a workplace accident in the area of Lakeshore Road West and Pine Avenue North, where homes were under construction. Miskie was reportedly using a forklift to deliver construction materials to the site.

The forklift flipped over and he died at the scene, according to police.

Miskie lived in Utopia, near Barrie, according to his obituary. 

“He was always happy to lend a hand and bend an ear,” his obituary states. “He loved books and muscle cars and his truck. David will be greatly missed by his community.”

The inquest into Miskie’s death will start on April 11 at 9:30 a.m., Dr. Kenneth Peckham, regional supervising coroner for Central Region, announced today (March 6).

An inquest into his death is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Miskie’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths from occurring in similar circumstances.

The inquest is expected to last two days and hear from approximately three witnesses.

Dr. Richard McLean will be the presiding officer and Kim Motyl will be inquest counsel.

The inquest will be conducted by video conference. Members of the public can watch the proceedings here.

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