A funeral home In Flint, MI has been shut down by state inspectors citing a long list of health violations.
Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced that the license of the Swanson Funeral Home along with the individual mortuary science license of O’Neil D. Swanson II has been suspended.
The closure came after the discovery of “deplorable and unsanitary conditions,” including the presence of maggots, human blood and rotting corpses stored without refrigeration.
According to reports, maggots were found on the floor of the facility’s garage. Un-refrigerated bodies had been stored for up to five months in the garage and the building smelled of decomposing flesh.
The preparation room was unsanitary and lacked equipment and supplies necessary for embalming.
The facility was known to have a history of violations. State inspectors visited it at least six times between June 14, 2012, and September 21, 2016. Each time they found serious and “repeated violations”.
It wasn’t clear why official action wasn’t taken sooner to close the facility down.
Conservative Tribune reports:
A funeral home in Flint, Michigan, has been condemned by authorities after state inspectors observed a long list of health violations.
The state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced on Tuesday that it has suspended the license of the Swanson Funeral Home as well as the individual mortuary science license of its manager, O’Neil D. Swanson, II, according to WWJ, a CBS station in Detroit.