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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Hazardous Materials Violation – Austin, TX

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) imposed a $65,000 civil penalty on FedEx for an alleged violation of the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleged that in January 2014, a FedEx employee in Austin, Texas improperly accepted a cardboard box containing two one-gallon cans of paint for shipment by air aboard a FedEx aircraft. During transit, one of the cans leaked. The employee who accepted the shipment failed to inspect the package as required by regulations.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
Transportation
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Fine
Date of Penalty Announcement
9/12/2014
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
FedEx Corporation $65,000
Further Information Released
FAA Press Release 9/12/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database