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Inquest to probe 2015 mining fatality

Hearing into Holt Mine death begins in November
Alexie Dallaire-Vincent

An inquest has been called to investigate a 2015 fatality at the Holt Gold Mine in northeastern Ontario.

Dr. David Eden, regional supervising coroner for inquests, announced Oct. 27 that an inquest will be held into the death of Alexie Dallaire-Vincent, 22, who died May 23, 2015, while working underground at the mine.

An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest will examine the events surrounding Dallaire-Vincent's death.

The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

The inquest, which is expected to last two days, starts Nov. 9 at the Timmins Courthouse. Five witnesses will testify.

Dr. David Cameron, inquest coroner, and Dale Cox, will be counsel to the coroner.

The Holt Mine is located in Matheson. Now run by Kirkland Lake Gold, the mine was operated by St. Andrew Goldfields at the time of the accident.

The company reported in 2015 that Dallaire-Vincent had been involved in a “rail haulage accident.”