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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…

NTSB Report on July 2006 Big Dig Tunnel Ceiling Collapse

In a report on the Boston Big Dig tunnel ceiling collapse that killed a woman in 2006, the National Transportation Safety Board partly blamed the accident on mistakes made by Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff. The NTSB also faulted other builders, suppliers and the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, finding they should have known that the epoxy glue used to fasten ceiling panel bolts into place could slip over time, and that they should have better monitored the panels after bolts were found slipping out of place in 1999. See related Bechtel Corporation misconduct instance “Construction Mismanagement on the Boston Central Artery/ Tunnel Project.”

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Transportation
Contracting Party
State/Local
Court Type
N/A
Disposition
Investigative Finding
Date of Press Release
7/10/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Bechtel Corporation $0
Further Information Released
NTSB Press Release 7/28/2007
NTSB Report Synopsis 7/28/2007

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database