“For national security reasons, the US-based companies must perform most of the work.”
Considering this, how does US shipbuilding compare safety-wise to alternatives internationally? I’d bet the bigger picture looks less bleak comparatively.
Might be useful to cite specific cases or the safety philosophies of the named companies to actually get a feel for what’s going on. Are the companies really negligent or do accidents happen in dangerous industries? In commercial construction there’s a standard safety rating that some clients use as a requirement for contracts, I guess your ultimate point is that the gov does not operate that way. Good article.