Crown will not appeal Robert Wood's acquittal
Former engineer was the only person facing criminal charges in connection to 2012 disaster
The Crown will not appeal former engineer Robert Wood's acquittal in connection with the deadly 2012 Algo Centre Mall collapse in Elliot Lake, Ont., CBC News has learned.
"After a thorough review of the judge's decision and the legal aspects of this case, the Crown has decided not to appeal the decision," a spokesperson for the Office of the Attorney General wrote in an email.
Wood was cleared of two counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm on June 1 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Superior Court.
The ruling sparked outrage in Elliot Lake and calls for stricter engineering regulations.
Called mall 'structurally sound' before collapse
Wood signed off on the health of the shopping centre by declaring it "structurally sound" two months before a portion of its rooftop parking deck caved in, killing Lucie Aylwin, 37, and Doloris Perizzolo, 74, and injuring more than a dozen others.
Wood was the only person facing criminal charges in connection with the catastrophe.