State cites 19 businesses for COVID-19 safety violations

Posted at 4:31 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 16:31:21-04

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited 19 businesses for “serious violations” of COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The fines collected totaled $51,400, according to a news release Thursday.

The state’s “general duty” clause requires employers to provide workplaces free from recognized hazards that can cause death or serious physical harm.

Violations of the clause carry fines of up to $7,000.

“The MIOSHA investigations determined that these employers were not taking precautions to protect employees and their communities from the spread of COVID-19,” MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman said. “Failure to follow guidelines puts everyone at risk and these citations are meant to reiterate the employer’s responsibility to protect their employees.”

Issues among the cited businesses included a lack of health screenings, masks, employee training, cleaning measures and overall preparedness plans.

The businesses cited were:

  • American Eagle Home Improvement in Bangor
  • Belle Tire at 50720 Van Dyke in Shelby Township
  • Americus Grill in Brighton
  • Dave’s Glass Service, Inc. In Kalamazoo
  • ABSR, Inc., Story Roofing Company Inc. In Buckley
  • B D Construction in Pontiac
  • Daniel Sanchez, a residential construction company based in Georgia working in Plainwell
  • D&D Roofing 4G, LLC. in Fremont
  • Fresh Pak in Detroit
  • Gillespie Roofing in Lansing
  • Home Depot at 25451 Michigan Avenue in Dearborn Heights
  • Nain Construction in Grand Rapids
  • Pilot Company in Ottawa Lake
  • A&S Warren Foods Inc., Shoppers Market Warren in Warren
  • Valentin Roofing, LLC in Kalamazoo
  • West Olice Nursery, Inc. in West Olive
  • GVC Painting Co., Inc in Milford
  • Kauffman Construction, Inc. in Newaygo
  • Riverfront Animal Hospital in Lansing