December 03, 2019
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Saco contractor faces more fines after roofer fell to death

CBS 13 | WGME
CBS 13 | WGME
A Saco contractor is facing new fines from OSHA after a worker died in 2018 during a roofing job.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is imposing additional fines on a roofing contractor in Maine charged in the 2018 death of a worker.

The new fines of $278,000 bring the total to more than $2 million in fines against Shawn Purvis, owner of Purvis Home Improvement Co.

OSHA said Wednesday that an inspection in May found workers on a roof without fall protection. The workers also were using inappropriate ladders and had erected scaffolding that was too close to power lines.

An attorney for Purvis didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.

One of Purvis’ workers, Alan Loignon, fell to his death in December 2018 while climbing down a ladder onto scaffolding without safety gear. That led to a workplace manslaughter charge being filed earlier this year.

 



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