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December 13, 2002

FAA Proposes $70,000 Penalty Against South Carolina Company for Hazmat Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration,
Southern Region, has proposed to assess
a $70,000 civil penalty against Pirelli
Cables and Systems of Columbia SC, for
allegedly violating Department of
Transportation hazardous materials

The FAA alleges that on or about March
15, 2001, Pirelli Cables improperly
offered a fiberboard box containing two
gauges filled with approximately 20
ounces of mercury, a corrosive, to
United Parcel Service (UPS) for
transportation by air. Ground handling
employees at the UPS sort facility in
Louisville, KY discovered the shipment

Pirelli Cables offered the hazardous
material for transportation when it was
not packaged, marked, classed,
described, documented, or in condition
for shipment as required by
regulations. Pirelli Cables 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.

Pirelli Cables 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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