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Beware Of Shipping Even Touch-up Paint Via Air

August 8th, 2000 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: DOT/UN, HazMat

A Chicago based machinery manufacturer needed to send touch-up paint to a customer to refinish some equipment. They took a one-gallon container of paint, a flammable liquid, packed it into a fiberboard box, and shipped the package UPS Air. In route, the package leaked and the UPS employees discovered the non-compliant shipment. As a result of this dangerous error, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation investigated the shipment and found that the hazardous material shipment was not packaged, labeled, marked, classed, described, documented or in a condition for shipment as required by the DOT regulations. A $70,000.00 fine was proposed.

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