FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against FedEx for Alleged Hazardous Material Violations
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $58,600 civil penalty against FedEx Corp. for allegedly violating federal Hazardous Materials Regulations.
The FAA alleges that, in June 2014, FedEx accepted a box containing 1.7 liters of flammable liquid for air transportation that lacked the proper shipping name of the hazardous materials. The agency further alleges that, in August 2014, FedEx accepted a hazardous materials shipment consisting of two pounds of consumer commodity that had shipping papers incorrectly indicating the amount of hazardous materials inside.
The FAA says that the shipments in question were not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, labeled and in the condition for shipment required by U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations.
Additionally, the FAA alleges that FedEx failed to provide the pilots in command with accurate and legible written information about the amount of hazardous materials on board three other flights in June, July and August 2014. The shipments contained radioactive material, flammable printing ink and flammable and combustible paint.
The FAA discovered the alleged violations during a dangerous goods inspection at the FedEx facility at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
FedEx has requested a meeting with the FAA to discuss the violations.