OSHA Wants $1.8M In Fines After Worker's Fatal Fall

Law360 (June 13, 2019, 5:38 PM EDT) -- A Maine-based roofing contractor is facing nearly $1.8 million in U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fines after an employee fell to his death on the job late last year.

Shawn D. Purvis, the owner of Purvis Home Improvement Co., intentionally failed to provide fall protection at two worksites, one in Portland, Maine, and the other in the town of Old Orchard Beach, the U.S. Department of Labor agency said in a news release on Wednesday. Purvis was issued 13 citations at the maximum amount of $132,598 each for the workplace violations.

OSHA also said Purvis failed to give his employees...

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