“I have no doubt that a Navy policy to stop giving contracts to shipbuilding firms that flaunt the law and injure workers would save many lives and limbs,” said David Michaels, former head of Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
VT Halter has reaped hundreds of millions of dollars building vessels for the U.S. Navy even as its workers have been killed and injured.
An investigative audio drama from StoryWorks unravels the mystery of a deadly explosion at a Gulf Coast shipyard.
This investigative audio drama from StoryWorks unravels the mystery of a deadly explosion at a Gulf Coast shipyard.
“Not one penny of taxpayer money should go to companies that profit by taking shortcuts on worker safety,” says Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
“These disturbing reports shined a light on defense contractors putting their workers at risk,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Navy Secretary nominee Richard V. Spencer said during his confirmation hearing that he disagrees with the Navy’s hands-off approach to dangerous shipyards.
Companies vying for federal contracts will not be required to disclose serious workplace safety violations after the Senate narrowly voted to overturn one of former President Barack Obama’s executive orders.
Sharp criticism of the Navy came in response to the recent Reveal investigation, which found private shipbuilders have received more than $100 billion in public money despite serious safety lapses that have endangered, injured and killed workers.