Purvis Home Improvement


Alan Loignon died when he fell from the third-story roof of a home on which he was working. The owner of Purvis Home Improvement, Shawn D. Purvis, did not provide fall protection to employees. Shawn Purvis is the half-brother of Alan Loignon. Purvis has a history of OSHA violations related to fall protection. He has refused to pay some past OSHA fines because he argues he is not an employer and the workers are subcontractors, and therefore, he cannot force them to wear safety gear.

Assistant Attorney General Leanne Robbin
Incident Type: Fall
County: York County
State: ME
Date: Dec. 13, 2018
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First Last Age Title Employer Injury Type
Alan Loignon 30 Roofer Purvis Home Improvement Fatality
Name Type Title Plea Info. Conviction Sentence
Shawn D. Purvis Individual Owner In May 2019, Purvis pleaded not guilty to both manslaughter counts Case pending as of 2/5/2020
Crimes Charged: Penal Crimes: Manslaughter (one count); Workplace manslaughter (one count)
Other Crimes: None