Roofing organization owner charged with manslaughter in connection with worker’s death
The owner of a roofing employer has been indicted for manslaughter about the dying of an employee.
An indictment accuses Shawn Purvis, the proprietor of Purvis Home Improvement, of knowingly violating safety standards by now not having fall protection for his people.
Purvis was charged with manslaughter and place of business manslaughter.
Alan Loignon become killed last December while he fell off a roof while operating on a domestic in Portland.
Loignon became working for Purvis Home Improvement on time.
Loignon’s spouse, Kristina Huff, stated she and her husband met as teens, and the indictment is an indication of justice.
“He became a terrific guy. He was a first-rate dad. He was surely correct to me. We have an 8-yr-old and a 2-12 months-vintage, and the pleasant a part of our days was while Alan got here domestic,” Huff stated.
Purvis Home Improvement has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. However, in keeping with an Occupational Safety and Health Administration database, the business has been fined four times seeing that 2012 for now not following fall protection standards.
OSHA fined the corporation $25,012 stemming from an incident that befell in Scarborough in February of 2018. That first-rate has been becoming over to a collection business enterprise.
OSHA additionally fined the business enterprise $12, two hundred for an incident in 2015 and that still has been becoming over to a group agency.
An OSHA investigation relating to the dying of Loignon remains open.
WMTW News 8 has reached out to Purvis looking for touch upon the fees.