FMCSA Shuts Down Hazmat Fireworks Co. for HMR Violations
Fireworks are regulated as Division 1.3 and 1.4 explosives under US DOT regulations. In 2010, the carrier notified FMCSA in writing that it had closed its business. In late May, the company was found to be transporting fireworks to a baseball stadium in Missouri.
In addition to transporting some of the fireworks in plastic grocery bags, the carrier committed the following HMR violations:
- Failure to properly close or secure packages
- Operating without a CDL or a hazmat endorsement
- Transporting hazmat without a Hazardous Materials Safety Permit (HSMP)
- Failure to placard the truck
- Shipping without hazmat shipping papers
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