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Pat was a front line child care worker, and invested in the
lives of thousands of children. When he needed understanding and
support , services were lacking. That is negligence , because with
Inherit Risk comes Inherit Responsibility.
His death was
completely avoidable , and I hope you have the vision to learn from
this tragedy. Toxic work environments are leaving a lasting
,unhealthy legacy, and in this case,Pat Boucher paid the ultimate
price . It is time the Ontario Government began to open their eyes
to tragedies like the Pat Boucher's .
There are many
workers struggling and if they go for help ,they are Devalued by
the very people they work with and for. The Ontario Government needs
a wake up call , and If nothing changes , the Pat Boucher's will
simply continue to be Devalued.
|2008-06-27 - Patrick Brent Boucher of Kenora, ON||back|
June 26, 1961 - June 27, 2008
Suicide following work-related injury
The decision-maker examines all surrounding circumstances to determine whether the suicide resulted from the work-related injury. If the evidence indicates that, as a result of the injury, the worker developed psychosocial problems that led the worker to commit suicide, the suicide may be said to have resulted from the work-related injury. Non-work-related factors are also assessed to determine whether their effect on the worker was so great that the suicide was really the result of factors unconnected to the injury.
To determine if a suicide resulted from a work-related injury, the most useful information is usually in psychiatric reports concerning the worker's mental and emotional condition both before the occurrence of the work-related injury and during the period between the occurrence of the injury and the suicide.
Psychiatric reports unavailable
Often psychiatric reports are not available. In these cases, the decision-maker determines whether a suicide resulted from a work-related injury by relying on evidence from other sources, such as
This policy applies to all decisions made on or after February 15, 2013, for all accidents.
This document replaces 15-05-01 dated October 12, 2004.
This document was previously published as:
03-04-02 dated May 1, 1991
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, as amended
Workers' Compensation Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended