Amazon fined for Hazmat breach

AMAZON has paid a US$91,000 civil penalty, handed down by the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), for violating hazardous materials regulations.
Amazon employees improperly shipped a package containing flammable liquid adhesive on a FedEx service to Boulder, Colorado.
FedEx employees in Boulder discovered a gallon container of the hazardous fluid was leaking.
“Amazon offered the shipment [for air service] without the requisite shipping papers or emergency response information, and did not mark, label, or properly package it,” says an FAA Statement.
Amazon also failed to properly train its employees in preparing hazmat packages for shipment by air, it adds.
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