For Immediate Release
March 26, 1999
Contact: Kathleen Bergen
Kansas City, Mo. — The Federal Aviation Administration, Central Region, has proposed assessing a $60,000 civil penalty against Pittsburgh Tank & Tower Co., Inc. of Henderson, Ky., for allegedly violating Federal regulations regarding the shipment of hazardous materials aboard aircraft.
The company was cited for improperly labeling, and documenting the shipment and for allowing an untrained employee to offer the hazardous materials for transportation. The shipment contained two one-gallon cans of paint, which is classified as a flammable liquid. The package was shipped by air to a St. Louis, Mo. sort facility where it was discovered to be leaking.
The company has 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.