FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Office of the Chief Coroner announced today that an inquest into the death of Camille Cayouette has been scheduled for Sept. 20-22 at the Edmundston Law Courts, 121 de l'Église St.

Cayouette died on Jan. 2, 2019, as the result of injuries sustained while working for Dube Trucking in Saint-Quentin.

Presiding coroner Marilyne Paradis 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 aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances in the future.

This inquest was announced pursuant to Section 7(b) of the Coroners Act, which states the Office of the Coroner shall hold an inquest when a worker dies as a result of an accident occurring in the course of their employment at or in a woodland operation, sawmill, lumber processing plant, food processing plant, fish processing plant, construction project site, mining plant or mine, including a pit or quarry.

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.