A GAO report inspired by a Reveal investigation says about one-quarter of contractors it reviewed were cited for serious health or safety violations.
Navy Secretary nominee Richard V. Spencer said during his confirmation hearing that he disagrees with the Navy’s hands-off approach to dangerous shipyards.
Since 2008, major private shipbuilders have earned more than $100 billion in federal contracts despite having been cited for serious safety lapses that have endangered, injured and killed workers.
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We explore shipyard safety and whether one of the newest warships in the Navy’s fleet is living up to expectations.
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For private shipbuilders, many of whom depend on Navy and Coast Guard contracts to remain profitable, there are no long-term consequences for their safety problems.