OCC Inquest - Dallaire-Vincent

Office of the Chief Coroner

Verdict of Coroner's Jury

Office of the Chief Coroner

The Coroners Act - Province of Ontario


Surname: Dallaire-Vincent
Given name(s): Alexie
Age: 22

Held at: 48 Spruce St. N, Timmins
From: Nov. 9
To: Nov. 10, 2017
By: Dr. David Cameron, Coroner for Ontario
having been duly sworn/affirmed, have inquired into and determined the following:

Name of deceased: Alexie Dallaire-Vincent
Date and time of death: May 23rd, 2015 at 2:15 p.m.
Place of death: St. Andrew’s Holt-Holloway #3 shaft, 925 level
Cause of death: Crushing chest injury
By what means: Accident

(Original signed by: Foreperson)


The verdict was received on the 10 of Nov., 2017
Coroner's name: Dr. David Cameron
(Original signed by coroner)


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


Inquest into the death of:

Alexie Dallaire-Vincent


Jury Recommendations

To the Ministry of Labour:

To refer the following issues to the Mining Legislative Review Committee for review, study and implementation:

  1. Develop and implement a switch-based visual indicator to signify the position of the switch to the tram operators and other workers.
  2. Determine and implement a minimum safe distance to park underground mobile equipment away from operational rail switches during production or development activities.
  3. To consider an amendment to the Occupational Health and Safety Act to ensure all procedures are written and accessible to employees.
  4. Follow up with the Office of the Chief Coroner in one year to identify which recommendations have been implemented and/or are still being considered.