A GAO report inspired by a Reveal investigation says about one-quarter of contractors it reviewed were cited for serious health or safety violations.
A Contract with Danger
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.
Congress kills rule forcing contractors to disclose safety problems
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.
Sanders, Warren demand criminal investigation into Navy shipbuilder
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.
Will Trump’s policies affect your work safety? We want to hear about it
We’re collecting your responses and tips to this question: Does the Trump administration stand to have an effect on your workplace safety?
The deadly danger of Trump’s naval buildup plan
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.