A state agency is offering free inspections of work done by a Waterville, Maine, electrician whose license had previously been indefinitely suspended for shoddy work that officials described as a safety hazard.
Citing “serious concerns about public safety,” the state Electricians’ Examining Board is offering free inspections to anyone who had electrical work done by former electrician Craig Shores and wants to get the work checked out, according to a report from CentralMaine.com.
Shores is required to pay $8,250 in penalties in the Decision and Order finalized March 20, 2015. Additionally, from a 2009 disciplinary order, he is required to pay a $6,500 penalty and $1,405 in hearing costs, the Board's release stated.
As outlined in the attached March 20, 2015 Decision and Order, the Board found that Shores, with a previously expired and suspended license, has continued to engage in dangerous wiring practices that present a threat to public safety and property. After notice and in Shore’s absence, the Board suspended his right to renew his expired master electrician license indefinitely.
The Board is concerned about potential ongoing, dangerous electrical installations being performed by Shores and encourages anyone who has had a recent electrical installation performed by Shores to contact the Board. It is offering an inspection by a State of Maine Electrical Inspector to any home or business owner who has used the services from Shores.
It is unusual for the department to send out a press release about the examining board’s rulings, but it wanted to make sure the public knew that Shores is not licensed and should not be hired for electrical work, the CentralMaine.com report said.