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…

Wind Farm Construction Safety Breach

Fluor Ltd was sentenced after a worker was killed and another seriously injured during construction of an offshore wind farm off the Suffolk coast in May 2010. Both workers were employed by Siemens Windpower A/S but were working for Fluor, the principal contractor. An investigation by the U.K. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found serious safety failings in the two firms’ equipment loading procedures. Fluor was found guilty of breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and was ordered to pay £275,000 (US$418,623) in fines and £271,048 (US$412,607) in costs.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Found Guilty
Date of Sentencing Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Fluor Corporation $831,230
Further Information Released
HSE Press Release 10/2/2015

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database