Michigan Fines 4 Companies in Ambassador Bridge Death

May 14, 2012

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has levied $107,000 in fines against four companies after the death of a painter who fell to his death while working on the Ambassador Bridge that links Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

The agency announced the fines Thursday against Seaway Painting LLC of Livonia, Walter Toebe Construction Co. of Wixom, Rauhorn Electric Inc. of Macomb Township and Soil and Materials Engineers Inc. of Plymouth Township.

The agency says negligence led to the Jan. 11 death of 27-year-old Kent Morton of Garden City, He worked for Seaway Painting.

The Detroit News says Seaway and Rauhorn declined comment, and a message seeking comment was left with Soil and Materials Engineers.

Toebe general manager Bob Jones says he’s “surprised and disappointed” at the citation.

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