Kroger Commercial Roofing Contractors Lose Contract for Subway Commercial Roof
A commercial roofing contractor in Lincoln, Nebraska, has lost a contract to a subcontractor whose subcontractor was involved in the fatal stabbing of a man outside a Kroger store in Lincoln in October, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.
Kroger Commercial Rental and Construction Company was awarded the contract to provide roofing for the store in December.
It is the second time the company has been involved in a fatal incident related to the stabbing, which occurred just days after the death of 21-year-old Matthew Voss, who was stabbed in the neck and back outside the store.
The company is owned by Kroger parent company General Mills.
The company’s attorney, Stephen D. Larkin, told The Associated Press that the contract was awarded to a company that has been identified in court filings as a subcontracting partner of the deceased.
He said the company had been working on a roof for the company in the Lincoln area for about five years and had been hired for a contract worth more than $3 million.
Larkins attorneys declined to elaborate.
Heather Pang, a spokeswoman for the Lincoln Police Department, said investigators were investigating the case.
She said the department does not comment on ongoing investigations.