An investigative audio drama from StoryWorks unravels the mystery of a deadly explosion at a Gulf Coast shipyard.
Contract with Danger
How the Navy and Coast Guard give billions to dangerous shipbuilders
When Lighting the Voids
This investigative audio drama from StoryWorks unravels the mystery of a deadly explosion at a Gulf Coast shipyard.
Sen. Warren urges Pentagon to provide stricter oversight of federal contracting
Warren cited a report that found Pentagon officials do not always consider the safety records of companies when reviewing contracting bids.
Defense contractors cited for endangering workers continue to win big business
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.
Shipbuilder that hosted Trump has been fined for endangering workers
Huntington Ingalls Industries and other shipbuilders stand to benefit from Trump’s planned shipbuilding expansion, and it appears they will continue to face little accountability for putting workers in danger.
‘It is unconscionable:’ Officials tell Navy to fire dangerous shipbuilders
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.
This tool cuts fingers and gashes faces, but shipbuilder still uses it
At an Austal USA shipyard in Alabama, dozens of workers have been injured by a handheld tool that the company modified from its intended use. They’ve lost fingers and suffered deep gashes on their faces, necks and arms.