Due to Purvis's knowledge of the hazard and the required safeguards, along with an extensive history of violations, OSHA cited him for 13 egregious willful violations — one for each exposed employee per job site. (Photo: OSHA) Due to Purvis's knowledge of the hazard and the required safeguards, along with an extensive history of violations, OSHA cited him for 13 egregious willful violations — one for each exposed employee per job site. (Photo: OSHA)

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Shawn D. Purvis, owner of Purvis Home Improvement Co Inc., for willful, repeat and serious workplace safety violations. Purvis, a Saco, Maine, roofing contractor faces a total of $1,792,726 in penalties.

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