FAA proposes $58,600 fine against FedEx

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ATLANTA — The Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $58,600 penalty against FedEx for failing to follow Hazardous Materials Regulations.

According to reports, in June of 2014 FedEx accepted a container that had 1.7 liters of a flammable liquid inside.

The FAA said it “lacked the proper shipping name of the hazardous materials.”

Two months later, the company accepted another container that incorrectly stated the amount of hazardous material inside.

According to the news release, the Hazardous Materials Regulations required shipments must be properly classed, described, labeled, marked, packaged and in good condition.

FedEx, the FAA said, failed to adhere to those standards.

Also, the pilots were allegedly not told about the amount of hazardous materials on board three other flights in June, July and August 2014.

FedEx said they wanted to meet with the FAA to discuss the case.

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