A restaurant in Michigan that has been cleaning fish tanks for years has been ordered to pay $25,000 to a Michigan woman who claims she was injured while cleaning the tank.
The restaurant, which opened in the town of Rosedale in 2012, said in a statement Thursday that it was “deeply sorry” for the incident and that the restaurant would not be doing any additional renovations.
The statement continued: “We will continue to work with the state Department of Health and Human Services to determine what further action is necessary to resolve this matter.”
Rosedale Mayor Mike Dye, a Democrat, said he had contacted the restaurant and said the restaurant had agreed to pay the victim $25 for her pain and suffering.
He added that he was pleased that the company had not been negligent and the city would not pursue the case further.
The city said it would also donate the money to a charity of the woman’s choice.
The company has apologized for the accident, saying in a written statement that “the employees of Rounded Up are fully aware of the importance of safety and are actively working to improve our practices in cleaning our restaurant, as required by state regulations.”
In January, an Ohio woman sued the Rosedales restaurant after she was allegedly injured while trying to clean a fish tank while working at the restaurant.
The woman was taken to the hospital, where she had to have her jaw wired shut and had to be put in a medically induced coma for two weeks.
The incident happened after the woman tried to clean the tank while cleaning it.