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Inquest into the deaths of Athanasios Batsos, James Pearce, Nikolaos Psihopedas and Ferdinand Staffa

Mr. Batsos, 53, died on September 30, 2017; Mr. Pearce, 50, died on August 11, 2018; Mr. Psihopedas, 70, died on  June 6, 2018; and Mr. Staffa, 82, died on August 11, 2018. They died from multiple injuries sustained after a fall from height at various construction sites in Toronto and Vaughan. An inquest into their deaths is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

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

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

The inquest will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022, Dr. John Carlisle will be the presiding officer and Roger Shallow will be inquest counsel. The inquest will proceed at 9:30 a.m. for the remaining days.

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