A contractor who admitted to lying to OSHA during an investigation was sentenced March 18 to probation and community service.
Luis Estrada, owner of Connecticut-based L.L.E. Construction, will serve three years of probation, with the first six months to be served in home confinement.
Estrada, who pleaded guilty on March 3, 2021, to making false statements to OSHA, was also ordered to perform 250 hours of community service, according to the Connecticut Post.
Denied working on jobsite
In February 2018, Estrada and his company were contracted to perform roof repairs and other services at a property in Bridgeport, CT.
On March 1, 2018, an OSHA inspector observed various safety violations at the worksite. Estrada wasn’t present at the time, but spoke with the inspector over the phone.
Estrada was served with a subpoena on May 22, 2018, requesting records related to his company’s work at the property where the inspection was conducted.
On July 30, Estrada hand delivered a written response to OSHA, saying he and his company didn’t do any work on the roofing project and he had no payroll or documents relating to the job.
He was charged Jan. 19, 2020, with making false statements to federal investigators and submitting false documents during a federal investigation.