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1-8 Hazardous Materials Transportation Incidents, Injuries, and Fatalities: 1990, 2000, 2010, 2011

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  1990 2000 2010 2011
Highway 7,296 15,063 12,649 12,801
Accident related 249 329 321 332
Injuries 311 164 152 129
Fatalities 8 16 8 11
Rail 1,279 1,058 749 743
Accident related 48 62 35 40
Injuries 73 82 13 20
Fatalities 0 0 0 1
Air 297 1,419 1,293 1,400
Accident related 0 3 2 2
Injuries 39 5 2 7
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Water 7 17 105 71
Accident related 0 0 1 0
Injuries 0 0 2 8
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Pipeline 379 380 587 596
Natural Gas Distribution 110 154 121 122
Injuries 52 59 44 57
Fatalities 6 22 11 13
Natural Gas Transmission 89 80 118 126
Injuries 17 18 61 1
Fatalities 0 15 10 0
Liquid 180 146 348 348
Injuries 7 4 4 2
Fatalities 3 1 1 1


Notes: Accident related excludes human errors, package failures, and unreported cases. Water data are for incidents involving packaged materials only and do not include incidents where the vessel is the container (e.g., a barge or oil tanker). Nonpipeline reporting requirements changed in 2002. Pipeline data contain all incidents reported to PHMSA based on the reporting criteria in effect at the time of the incidents. Natural gas transmission includes the gathering system. Data for 2010 are revised.

Sources: Highway, Rail, Air and Water—U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Hazardous Material Safety, Incident Statistics, available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/library/data-stats accessed August 2012. Pipeline—U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, Accident/Incident Summary Statistics, available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/library/data-stats accessed August 2012.