A Pigeon industry is penalized more than $200,000 when recent inspections exhibited many safety & health threats.
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to Blue Diamond Steel LLC on July 6 for suspected health & safety violations of serious hazards to worker safety.
Blue Diamond Steel, a non-ferrous foundry manufactures steel castings for wide range of uses in the heavy equipment and automotive industries.
The MIOSHA’s General Industry Safety and Health Division conducted 2 checks at the industry starting Feb. 8 till June 2 & the outcomes presented 23 citations. The safety checkup initiated on Feb. 8 and closed April 27 and health inspections started Feb. 26 and wrapped up on June 2.
A Blue Diamond Steel representative did not return calls seeking comment on Friday.
From the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Kevin Ray delivered a list of citations to the Tribune & the fines they had.
The inspections after classification show: 6 serious citations, 1 willful serious citation, 8 repeat-serious citations, 7 other-than-serious citations and 1 repeat other-than-serious citation. The penalties for citations fluctuated from $0 to $70,000.
Huron Casting Inc. is the child company of Blue Diamond Steel, sharing the same owner & safety director. These businesses have created a history of violations, from 2010 to 2015. With 18 inspections, a total of 96 citations with overall initial penalties of $260,200 were resulted, according to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
Blue Diamond Steel has 15 working days from receipt of the citations — July 6 — to comply or contest the violations & penalties.