Ministry of the
Solicitor General

OCC Inquest - King 2015

Office of the Chief Coroner

Verdict of Coroner's Jury

Office of the Chief Coroner

The Coroners Act - Province of Ontario


Surname: King
Given name(s): Trevor David
Age: 30

Held at: Ontario Superior Court, Timmins
From: November 2, 2015
To: November 3, 2015
By: Dr. David Cameron
having been duly sworn/affirmed, have inquired into and determined the following:

Name of deceased: Trevor David King
Date and time of death:  April 2, 2012, 2:10 p.m.
Place of death: Timmins and District Hospital
Cause of death: Massive head trauma
By what means: Accident

(Original signed by: Foreperson)


The verdict was received on November 3, 2015
Coroner's name: Dr. David Cameron
(Original signed by coroner)


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


Inquest into the death of:

Trevor David​ King


Jury Recommendations

To Lakeshore Gold Corporation, Ministry of Labour, Workplace Safety North, Ontario Mining Association:

When explosives have not detonated at the face, the following should occur:

  1. work at the site of the failed blast shall be suspended immediately
  2. a risk management plan must be established for this non-routine hazardous task
  3. all explosives will be removed from supported ground and the face will be screened/supported from a safe distance prior to reloading into same face.

To Lakeshore Gold Corporation and Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities:

  1. training should include emphasis on ground control and rock mechanics for all underground employees.