No charges in forklift accident that killed Alberta teen working at lumber yard

There will be no charges in the death of an Alberta teenager who was crushed by a forklift at a lumber yard where he was working.

Mitchell Tanner, who was 16, was only on his second shift at a Rona store in St. Albert north of Edmonton when he was killed two years ago.

An investigation by occupational health and safety officials has concluded there isn't enough evidence to secure a conviction.

Mitchell was one of two junior workers involved in the accident.

The one-tonne forklift tipped over onto him when a 17-year-old co-worker who was driving lost control.

The Alberta Federation of Labour said afterwards that the accident could have been prevented if there were tougher labour laws in the province.

QR77 Newsroom, Tues Jun 8 2010

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