No charges in death of Alta. teen crushed by forklift

There will be no charges in the death of a 16-year-old Alberta teenager who was crushed by a forklift two years ago.

The 16-year-old boy was working his second shift at the St. Albert Rona Building Centre's lumberyard back in June of 2008 when he was killed in a forklift accident.

Rona officials reported at the time that the teen did not have company permission to be on the machine. Mitchell Tanner was riding on the side of the vehicle when the driver lost control and the 2,300 pound forklift tipped, crushing its passenger.

A 17-year-old employee was driving the forklift without company permission when it tipped over.

The keys were left in the ignition prior to the accident.

At that time, the Alberta Federation of Labour said the tragedy pointed to a growing number of workplace injuries involving young employees.

The province made the decision last week not to lay charges in this case., Tues Jun 8 2010

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