Akron Construction Company Owner Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Employee's Death in a Fall

This news article is by By Stephanie Warsmith from the Akron Beacon Journal.

On his first day working for a local contractor, Gerardo “Jerry” Juarez was excited about his new job.

On his second day, the Akron man fell off the third-story roof he was repairing, receiving fatal injuries.

James D. Coon, the owner of the company Juarez worked for, failed to provide safety equipment to Juarez that could have prevented his fatal plunge in November 2017.

“He knew his responsibility — and still neglected to follow those rules,” Mison Woo, Suarez’s wife, said tearfully Friday afternoon following Coon’s sentencing."

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