COKE MACHINE

BY MONICA DOBIE, in Montreal
THE PARENTS of a 19-year old university student who was crushed to death by a Coca-Cola vending machine have filed a CAN$1-million lawsuit in a court in Quebec, accusing the soft drink giant and the vending machine manufacturer of "gross carelessness."

In December of 1998, Kevin Mackle, was found pinned under a fallen Coke machine on his Bishops University campus in Lennonxville, Quebec, after he tried to loosen a soft-drinks can by shaking the machine, which weighed 420 kilograms.

A report from Quebec coroner ...


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