Garry Hoy

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    He had apparently performed this stunt many times in the past, having previously bounced harmlessly off the glass. The event occurred in a small conference room adjacent to a boardroom where a reception was being held for new articling students. Hoy was a noted and respected corporate and securities law specialist in Toronto. He was a professional engineer, having completed his engineering degree before studying law.[2]

    Structural engineer Bob Greer is quoted by the Toronto Star as saying “I don’t know of any building code in the world that would allow a 160-pound man to run up against a glass and withstand it.”[3]

     

     

    In another interview, the firm's spokesman mentioned that the glass in fact did not break, but popped out of its frame, leading to Hoy's fatal plunge.

    Hoy's death contributed to the closing of Holden Day Wilson in 1996, at the time the largest law firm closure in Canada.[4]

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