Maine roofing contractor discovered not responsible in dying of employee

PORTLAND, Maine — A jury has discovered {that a} roofing contractor in Maine shouldn’t be responsible of office manslaughter for the 2018 dying of a employee.

The Portland Press Herald reported that the jury reached its verdict Thursday on the Cumberland County Courthouse. Shawn Purvis, proprietor of Purvis Residence Enchancment Co. in Scarborough, confronted one rely of office manslaughter, a Class C felony that carries a most sentence of 5 years in jail. The decide dismissed a second rely of manslaughter, a extra critical cost, on the final day of the trial, which started Dec. 1.

One among Purvis’ employees, Alan Loignon, 30, fell to his dying from a Portland dwelling in December 2018 whereas climbing down a ladder onto scaffolding with out security gear. That led to a office manslaughter cost being filed in 2019.