GRAND RAPIDS -- The state is investigating whether Grand
Rapids-based Superior Asphalt violated safe workplace laws after a
worker was injured in an explosion.
Adrian Rocskay, director of the general industry safety and health
division of the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration,
said it could take his agency several months to conduct the
investigation into last Friday's incident.
"The reason we do the investigation is to determine if there are
violations of our regulations," Rocskay said, adding his agency
launches more than 1,000 investigations into possible workplace safety
violations each year.
Officials from Superior Asphalt, 669 Century Ave. SW, didn't return repeated calls seeking comment.
Initial reports indicate Bill Zetty, 34, of Morley, was taken to
Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital shortly before noon Friday with
second- and third-degree burns covering most of his upper body. He was
listed in critical condition.