Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Space Shuttle Suppliers Settle Suit for $3 Million
Three U.S. firms accused of falsifying safety tests for compressed gas cylinders used to fuel nuclear missiles and the space shuttle have reached a $3 million settlement in a whistle-blower lawsuit. Under settlement terms, Western Sales and Testing of Texas, BKC Industries of North Carolina, and Portersville Sales and Testing, a Pennsylvania company, agreed to pay the United States $2.9 million and $105,000 to whistle-blower Timothy Smith, a former Western Sales employee, to settle claims arising out of a 2002 lawsuit.
Smith, a former quality control supervisor, claimed he was fired by Western Sales for refusing to alter or falsify test results for compressed gas containers the company serviced under government contracts with the Defense Department, NASA, the National Nuclear Security Administration and other government agencies. To read the full account in amarillo.com, click here.
Posted by Quitam Help Admin on 03/23 at 05:21 PM
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