Boy dies after being struck by payloader on southern Alberta ranch
RCMP say the brakes and the steering failed Tuesday on the heavy equipment
A boy has died after an accident on a ranch in southern Alberta.
RCMP say a man was operating a payloader Tuesday evening in the ranch yard when the brakes and steering failed.
The machine struck an 11-year-old boy, who died of his injuries in hospital.
A 17-year-old youth was also struck by the machine but was not seriously hurt.
Mounties and Alberta Occupational Health and Safety officers are investigating.
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