Fine a slap on the wrist for employer whose negligence caused death of young worker

Fine a slap on the wrist for employer whose negligence caused death of young worker

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Vancouver - A recent court ruling in a case of criminal negligence in the tragic workplace death of a young Mission-area worker is a slap on the wrist for the employer whose failure to provide basic safety training caused the tragedy.

Kelsey Ann Kristian died after working just two days at a quarry in Stave Lake. On her second day on-the-job, she was allowed to operate a 31,000 kg heavy duty truck to haul rocks with no training or supervision. She was crushed when the truck rolled downhill and flipped. Kristian hadn’t been trained in proper braking procedures.

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