Boy dies after being struck by payloader on Alberta ranch

BOW ISLAND, ALTA.—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.

RCMP say a man was operating a payloader Tuesday evening in a ranch yard when the brakes and steering failed.
RCMP say a man was operating a payloader Tuesday evening in a ranch yard when the brakes and steering failed.  (THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo)

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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