Gaffoglio Metalcrafters Facing FAA Penalty for Hazardous Materials on Passenger Flight

Gaffoglio Metalcrafters Facing FAA Penalty for Hazardous Materials on Passenger Flight
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July 10, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $52,500 civil penalty against Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters Inc. (GFMI) for allegedly violating federal hazardous materials regulations.

The FAA alleges that on December 16, 2014, a Gaffoglio employee checked a bag containing undeclared hazardous material onto a passenger-carrying flight at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The bag allegedly held six containers of flammable liquid adhesive, one can of flammable aerosol and one can of non-flammable aerosol.

The hazardous items were discovered when security officers screened the luggage.

The FAA alleges that the package was not properly described in shipping papers, packaged, marked, or labeled in compliance with federal regulations.

The FAA further alleges that the company did not provide required hazardous materials training to the employee who prepared the shipment, and did not provide emergency response information with it.

GFMI has 30 days from receipt of the FAA's enforcement letter to respond to the agency.