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Construction Company Not Licensed at Time of Fatal Fall

A construction worker died in February after falling from a Sunwood Condos roof. At the time, the company did not have a valid license.

, 46-year-old Francisco Amaral of Bridgeport was replacing skylights when he fell approximately 39 feet to his death from the rear roof of the condominium units on Jean Court within Shelton's Sunwood complex.

It has since been revealed that the company overseeing the work, JC Silva Remodeling Services LLC, was unlicensed at that time. They applied for the correct licensing two days after the incident.

The Connecticut Post now reports that Amaral's family, represented by Danbury-based Ventura, Ribiero & Smith attorney firm, is seeking workman's compensation in return for lost wages.

Agostinho Ribiero, speaking on behalf of the firm, said there is no lawsuit planned at this time, according to the Post.

"The first line here is to get compensation for the family," Ribiero said.

The Bridgeport Office of OSHA confirmed last week that they are still investigating the death.

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