Inquest into workplace death at Caraquet gravel pit gets underway next week

An inquest into the death of a 58-year-old heavy equipment operator killed in a workplace accident at a gravel pit in Caraquet will begin next week.

The coroner's jury in Woodstock will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

James Baker was killed in October of 2014 when the equipment he was in rolled over, trapping him in the water at the bottom of the gravel pit.