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Apr 1, 2016 9:12 PM

Warrant issued for Pelham contractor over gas line work at Loudon racetrack

LOUDON - Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a Pelham contractor relating to gas line work done at The New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Jeffrey B. May, formerly of Pelham, was charged with one count of theft by deception - a Class B felony, two counts of unlicensed fuel gas fitting work - class B felonies,
one count of unsworn falsification - a class B misdemeanor and 11 counts of violating the state fire safety code. The safety code issues are violation-level offenses.

May Heating and Cooling LLC, of 34 Pelham Rd. in Salem, was also named in the charges, which stem from furnace replacement work done at the Loudon racetrack.

The Department of Safety reported that a business associate of May notified the State Fire Marshall office that May has since fled to Louisiana.

"May allegedly used a venting material that melts at a very low exhaust temperature which could have allowed deadly Carbon Monoxide gas to enter the work space if it had been
permitted to continue operating," state fire marshal J. William Degnan said.

Authorities are encouraging people who have had work done by May Heating and Cooling to contact local code or fire officials and schedule and inspection.

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