Roofer Arrested for Lying About Falling Through Ceiling - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Roofer Arrested for Lying About Falling Through Ceiling



    A 12-year-old was injured after a roofer fell through the ceiling of her apartment home. NBC10's Monique Braxton has the exclusive story. (Published Saturday, June 15, 2013)

    A roofer finds himself in trouble with the law after police say he lied to them about an accident that left a 12-year-old girl hospitalized.

    Maya Pur was sitting on a couch watching cartoons inside her home on the third floor of the Krewstown Park Apartment complex on 8875 Krewstown Road around 11 a.m. Saturday when, police say, a roofer -- who was working on top of the building -- fell through the roof.

    “There’s a hole about 5 feet wide and round in the middle of my living room, everything is on the's all collapsed,” said Pur’s stepfather Jay Roshko.

    Roshko said flying debris hit Pur. Police later said that Pur suffered two broken fingers.

    Roshko says leaks had formed in the ceiling of their third floor unit. The apartment manager called the roofers out to fix it.

    John Paul Kravchak, 60, is accused of lying about falling through a roof. A 12-year-old girl was hurt in the incident. “But they didn’t tell us to leave the apartment. It wasn’t a major thing,” said Roshko.

    The roofer, identified as 38-year-old Mike Jacobs, was not seriously hurt and did not require any medical attention.

    “It (the roof) just gave way,” said Jacobs.

    Jacobs' boss, John Paul Kravchak, the owner of Kravchak Roofing and Waterproofing was questioned after the accident.

    Philadelphia Police arrested Kravchak, 60, of Collingdale, Pa. because they claim he initially lied about the incident. Police say Kravchak claimed that he was the one who fell through the roof.

    L&I officials are investigating the incident.


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