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December 13, 2002

FAA Proposes $84,000 Penalty Against Pennsylvania Company for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration,
Southern Region, has proposed to assess
an $84,000 civil penalty against M.A.
Bruder & Sons of Broomall, PA, for
allegedly violating Department of
Transportation hazardous materials

The FAA alleges that on September 21,
2000, Bruder & Sons improperly offered
a fiberboard box containing three one-
gallon metal cans of paint, a flammable
liquid, to United Parcel Service (UPS)
for transportation by air. Ground
handling employees at the UPS sort
facility in Louisville, KY discovered
the shipment leaking.

Bruder & Sons offered the hazardous
materials for transportation when they
were not packaged, marked, classed,
described, documented, or in condition
for shipment as required by
regulations. Bruder & Sons also failed
to ensure employees were trained to
properly package and handle hazardous
materials, and did not make available
at all times the required emergency
response information.

Bruder & Sons had 30 days from receipt
of the FAA notice to submit a reply to
the agency. This announcement is made
in accordance with the FAA’s practice
of releasing information to the public
on newly issued enforcement actions
involving penalties of $50,000 or more.


--This story is posted courtesy FAA

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