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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…

Metropolis, Illinois OSHA Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Honeywell International with 17 “serious” safety violations after its Metropolis, Illinois uranium processing plant experienced a release of hydrogen fluoride vapor in December 2010. Violations included allowing storage cylinders to be exposed to physical damage, using equipment that was not in compliance with recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices, failing to have clear written operating instructions for chemical handling procedures, failing to perform appropriate equipment checks and inspections, and filing a deficient incident report. For these violations, OSHA proposed penalties of $119,000. Earlier in 2011, Honeywell paid more than $12 million in criminal and civil fines for violations at the facility (see Honeywell International instances, “Illegal Storage of Hazardous Waste in Illinois (Criminal Prosecution)” and “Storage of Hazardous Waste in Illinois (Civil Lawsuit)”).

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Labor – OSHA
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Citation Announcement
6/22/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Honeywell International Inc. $119,000
Further Information Released
OSHA Press Release 7/6/2011

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database