Roofing contractor found in civil contempt

Stephen Lessard, owner of Lessard Roofing & Siding, Greene, Maine, and Lessard Brothers Construction, Greene, has been found in civil contempt by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit in Boston after refusing to pay $405,000 in fines for violating federal occupational safety standards.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Lessard's companies for 11 safety violations at 11 work sites in Maine between 2000 and 2011. Lessard has refused to correct the violations and pay the fines and interest ordered by the court in February. Lessard's companies are not NRCA members.

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