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Jail Time Possible for Roofing Contractor
If Judge Approves OSHA’s Contempt Request

March 26, 2015, 4:00 AM

A Maine roofing contractor could be jailed if a federal appeals court grants an Occupational Safety and Health Administration request to find the contractor in contempt of court for failing to pay $404,485 in fines, some dating back to 2005, and not correcting safety hazards (Perez v. Lessard Roofing & Siding, 1st Cir.).

OSHA announced March 11 it had filed a petition for judgment of civil contempt against contractor Stephen Lessard of Greene, Maine, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston.

OSHA said Lessard violated final orders from the Occupational Safety and Health ...