NYC Mailman Throws Packages Into The Street

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s the wrong kind of air mail.

Disturbing cellphone video shows packages flying out of a United States Postal Service truck. Outrageously, they were being flung and dropped to the pavement by the postal delivery man inside the truck.

The people who recorded the video couldn’t believe it.

“Oh my God, are you kidding me?” a person is heard saying.

It happened at around 11:30 a.m. Sunday on the Upper West Side, near 63rd Street just off West End Avenue.

Witnesses said they happened to be looking out the window and saw boxes propelled out of the USPS truck, one of them rolling into the middle of the street.

One of the packages was clearly marked fragile material.

Source: Exclusive Video: USPS Mailman Throws Packages Into The Street « CBS New York

  • Michael

    SHIPPERS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE…

    To protect your packages from damage, be proactive and prevent mishaps before sending your items.

    All shippers should prepare items they are sending to survive a 5′ drop or a 20′ toss because this happens multiple times at all delivery and transport companies. Shipping containers and pallets stacked 6′ high with heavy parcels could easily crush a poorly packaged item. If it can break …
    • DON’T use paper as a packing material.
    • Wrap with enough bubble wrap to protect it from dropping.
    • Surround the bubble wrapped item with impact absorbing material such as styrofoam packing peanuts or more bubble wrap.
    • The items should not directly touch the inside of the shipping box or container in case something impacts or punctures the box.
    • Pack contents tightly, don’t leave room for items to shift inside the packaging.

    Shipping containers may be outside in all weather conditions during the transport process. If it needs to stay dry …
    • Seal item inside plastic wrap or zip-lock bag.
    • Envelopes made of Tyvek are lightweight, strong and great for clothing and things that won’t break such as clothing.
    • Use clear tape to cover the address label so it won’t smudge or ruin water based ink.

    Verify the address is correct on the mailing label…
    • Use the USPS website to verify a mailing address is deliverable.
    • Sorting machines using optical lasers to “read” your address will sort your item.
    • Use computer printed labels or hand print LEDGIBLY. Decorative or illegible address text may confuse the sorting software and send your package to the wrong address.
    • Use dark colored ink, not pencil. Optical laser readers cannot detect red ink.
    • Include a note inside all packages with both the mailing address and return address in case the shipping label is lost or damage beyond recognition.

  • stan

    The carrier has since been promoted to Human Resource Manager in Westchester District NY