All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘contractors’

New Jersey Explosion Leaves One Dead, 55 Homes Damaged

On Tuesday, an explosion in a New Jersey condominium development left one person dead and seven workers injured. According to local authorities, the blast occurred at the Ewing Township “after a gas line was damaged by contractors who were digging in the area.” A spokeswoman for the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) utility company said that workers arrived at the scene around …

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Sanborn Fined Over Iraq Map Outsourcing

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that the Sanborn Map Company has been fined $2.1 million over false contract claims it submitted with regards to its Army Corps of Engineers contracts in Iraq. According to the DOJ, Sanborn was contracted to produce convoy route maps for U.S. Marines and other forces in Iraq from 2005 to 2011. Though Sanborn …

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U.S. Sues KBR Over False Military Contract Claims

The U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) today announced that it is suing Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) and two Kuwaiti companies for providing false claims as part of a contract to provide logistical support for the U.S. Army in Iraq. The Kuwaiti companies were subcontracted by KBR to fulfill its contract duties in Iraq. The lawsuit alleges that KBR, La …

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HGTV Host Bill Beckwith Dies at the Age of 38

Thirty-eight-year-old Bill Beckwith, the popular carpenter who starred on HGTV’s Curb Appeal, tragically died in a motorcycle accident in San Francisco. Beckwith’s motorcycle was hit around 8:30 on Monday night close to Oak Street and Steiner Street. The driver involved in the accident has cooperated with authorities. At this time, there are no present reports indicating whether charges will be …

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