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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