OCC Inquest - Brooks 2015

Bureau du coroner en chef

Verdict of Coroner's Jury

Office of the Chief Coroner

The Coroners Act - Province of Ontario


Surname: Brooks
Given Name(s): Perry Dale
Age: 53

Held at: North Bay Courthouse
From: January 15
To: January 16, 2015
By: Dr. Steven Bodley, Coroner for Ontario
having been duly sworn/affirmed, have inquired into and determined the following:

Name of deceased: Perry Dale Brooks
Date and time of death: October 9, 2012 at 22:40 hours
Place of death: Health Sciences North, Sudbury, Ontario
Cause of death: Massive crush injury to abdomen and pelvis
By what means: Accident

(Original signed by: Foreperson)


The verdict was received on January 16, 2015
Coroner's name: Dr. Steven Bodley
(Original signed by coroner)


We, the jury, wish to make the following recommendations:


Inquest into the death of:

Perry Dale Brooks


Jury Recommendations

To Ontario Provincial Government:

  1. To consider amending the wording under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, "Notification" section 6(1)(a) which requires notifications to the ministry for projects exceeding $50,000. To reduce this figure to a lesser amount, to capture smaller construction projects, in order to increase compliance, at those sites with safety regulations

To Infrastructure Health and Safety Association:

  1. To increase public awareness and awareness in the construction industry, about the potential and actual serious injuries and/or deaths from rollover incidents. This would include awareness of requirements for use of rollover protection systems/equipment and restraints.