“I have to strongly disagree with the judge’s final verdict on that”
Ken Kristian lost his 23-year-old daughter Kelsey, who died on her second day on the job at Stave Lake Quarries in Mission in 2007.
Last week, a judge fined the company $100,000 for criminal negligence causing death, citing inadequate training and supervision.
Kelsey’s dad drove a truck for 20 years, and he says the crash never should have happened.
“I could probably take 90% of the population in B.C., and put them behind the wheel of a truck for a day, after a half-an-hour of instruction, and they’d either be in a serious accident or there would be a fatality at the end of the day. I think what it all boils down to is that she had absolutely no business – Kelsey had no business being behind the wheel of that truck.”
He says the fine of $100,000 is far too low because it’s simply the cost of one of trucks Kelsey drove.