Today, we released a new investigation into America’s shipbuilding industry. Reporter Jennifer Gollan found that since October 2008, the U.S. government has awarded more than $100 billion in contracts to seven private shipbuilders with tarnished safety records. The job of a shipyard worker carries an injury and illness rate that’s about 80 percent higher than regular construction; 76 workers were killed between 2005 and 2015.
As Gollan explains, President Donald Trump’s promises to ramp up the Navy could result in a golden age for businesses with questionable safety records. But it’s not just the armed services: Trump is looking to cut down on government regulation across the board, potentially changing the way business is conducted in a wide array of industries.
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