Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Violations of Hazardous Materials Regulations (2014)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a $58,600 civil penalty against FedEx for allegedly violating hazardous materials regulations. The FAA alleged that FedEx in June 2014 accepted a box for air transportation containing 1.7 liters of flammable liquid that lacked the proper shipping name of the hazardous materials. The FAA further alleged 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 shipments were not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, labeled and in the condition for shipment required by the regulations. Additionally, the FAA alleged 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 an inspection at the FedEx facility at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Penalty Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
FedEx Corporation $58,600
Further Information Released
FAA Press Release 5/27/2015

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database