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…

St. Louis Bay Bridge Collapse

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed over $95,000 in fines against four companies for a bridge collapse in Mississippi that killed two workers and injured seven others in June 2007. The four companies, including Granite Archer Western (a joint venture between Granite Construction Co. of Watsonville, Calif., and Walsh Group subsidiary Archer Western), were rebuilding the St. Louis Bay Bridge, which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Granite Archer Western, the lead contractor on the project, was cited with one willful violation for failing to correctly design, fabricate, erect, brace and maintain the formwork and fined $70,000. The company was also cited with four serious violations, which carried $8,500 in penalties, as well as for two other-than-serious violations.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Labor – OSHA
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Walsh Group Unknown
Further Information Released
OSHA Press Release 3/26/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database