Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Violation of Federal Safety Standards at Newport News Shipyard

Northrop Grumman Corp. paid a $5,000 fine for violating federal safety standards in the February 2008 death of an employee at its Newport News shipyard. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found Northrop Grumman in violating for not providing a body harness for the employee, Kevin Batten, who died after falling off the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson while working on its ventilation system.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Labor – OSHA
Contracting Party
Defense - Navy
Court Type
Date of Citation
Contractors Involved Penalty
Northrop Grumman $5,000
Further Information Released
OSHA Citation 5/22/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database