According to Criminal Justice Director Deborah Gramiccioni, Mack Stevens, 40, of Lake Hopatcong, was charged with fourth-degree failure to provide workers’ comp coverage.
According to the indictment, between Oct. 7, 2003 and April 28, 2009, Stevens, the owner of Accurate Paving, an unincorporated paving company in Lake Hopatcong, failed to provide workers’ comp coverage to his employees. On Oct. 8, 2003, an Accurate Paving employee suffered serious injuries as a result of an accident that occurred while he was on the job. The employee needed surgery and a three-month stay in the hospital. It is alleged that, because Stevens did not carry workers’ comp coverage, the New Jersey Uninsured Employers’ Fund was forced to pay $253,770 to the employee for expenses that he incurred as a result of the accident.
The investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice determined that as recently as April 2009, Accurate Paving and Stevens still did not have workers’ comp coverage in place.