SAINT JOHN (GNB) – A coroner’s inquest into the death of Bruce Lagace has been scheduled for Oct. 10-13 at the Saint John Law Courts, 10 Peel Plaza.

Lagace died on Nov. 24, 2021, because of injuries sustained while working at American Iron and Metal in Saint John.

Presiding coroner Michael Johnston and a jury will publicly hear evidence from witnesses to determine the facts surrounding this death. The jury will have the opportunity to make recommendations to prevent deaths under similar circumstances in the future.

An inquest is a formal court proceeding that allows for the public presentation of all evidence relating to a death. The New Brunswick Coroner Service is an independent fact-finding agency that may not make any finding of legal responsibility.