Maine Company Whose Worker Died from Roof Fall Faced Safety Fines


The Maine company that employed a roofer who fell to his death has faced several fines lodged by federal safety authorities.

The Portland Press Herald reports that Purvis Home Improvements has been ordered to pay over $44,000 in fines since 2012 for failing to meet fall-protection safety standards.
The company did not respond to comment requests immediately. Authorities don’t know the dead man.

Police said a 30-year-old man died on Thursday after he fell off the roof roof in Portland. The first responders moved the roof company worker to the Maine Medical Center, where he later died.

The Health and Safety Administration confirmed on Friday that it has overseen the company.

Public security records show that OSHA has referred to and treated Purvis in its four inspections 2012, 2015 and this year.

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