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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Lancashire Factory Explosion

BAE Systems Land Systems (Munitions and Ordnance) Ltd. pleaded guilty to violating a U.K. occupational health and safety law for an explosion at its Lancashire factory in March 2005 that killed one worker. Investigators could not determine the exact cause of the explosion but found the company allowed unsafe working procedures to develop at the site by providing too little supervision and monitoring. In addition to the guilty plea, BAE was ordered to pay £118,000 (approx. US$192,000) towards the cost of the prosecution and was fined £80,000 (approx. US$130,000) by the Health and Safety Executive.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
International
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Announcement
1/14/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
BAE Systems $322,000
Further Information Released
HSE Press Release 1/26/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database