Table 2-6. Hazardous Materials Fatalities, Injuries, Accidents, and Property Damage Data

Table 2-6. Hazardous Materials Fatalities, Injuries, Accidents, and Property Damage Data

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  1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Total fatalities27 19 8 8 10 R16 15 11 7 120 R12 13 5
Accident-related 21 14 7 7 10 15 14 11 6 7 R10 8 3
Air fatalities0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110 0 0 0
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Highway fatalities27 17 8 8 10 R16 15 11 7 8 R12 13 5
Accident-related 21 12 7 7 10 15 14 11 6 5 R10 8 3
Rail fatalities0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Accident-related 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Watera fatalities0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Otherb fatalities0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total injured persons648 626 253 423 439 R604 627 577 R400 R1,175 R225 197 267
Accident-related 168 47 16 18 40 98 62 111 18 R864 16 15 13
Air injured persons5 8 4 39 31 23 50 57 R33 R33 24 20 13
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Highway injured persons527 493 195 311 333 R465 511 425 296 R216 R156 153 217
Accident-related 156 43 9 9 27 34 61 95 14 R22 11 11 13
Rail injured persons99 121 53 73 75 116 66 95 71 926 45 22 37
Accident-related 12 4 7 9 13 64 1 16 4 842 5 4 0
Watera injured persons2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Otherb injured persons15 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total incidents10,951 15,719 6,019 R8,879 9,110 R9,310 12,830 R16,087 14,743 R13,950 R13,995 15,349 16,881
Accident-related 440 486 364 297 303 R283 264 R295 R294 R332 R310 316 272
Air incidents147 223 114 297 299 R413 622 929 R814 R916 R1,027 1,380 1,553
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Highway incidents10,063 14,161 4,752 R7,296 7,644 R7,759 11,080 R13,995 R12,764 R11,917 R11,861 12,968 14,281
Accident-related 330 347 302 249 249 R245 R215 246 R244 R289 R257 264 219
Rail incidents694 1,271 842 1,279 1,155 R1,130 1,120 1,157 1,153 R1,111 R1,102 990 1,039
Accident-related 109 134 61 48 54 36 R49 52 50 R43 52 51 53
Watera incidents28 34 7 7 12 8 8 6 12 6 R5 11 8
Accident-related 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Otherb incidents19 30 304 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Accident-related 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total property damage (current $ thousands)c8,090 10,829 22,993 32,353 38,351 R35,164 22,802 R44,185 R30,903 R46,849 R33,394 45,796 31,407
Accident-related 6,051 6,236 20,268 24,792 30,184 R27,644 13,117 25,542 23,516 R37,737 R25,069 36,770 19,406
Air property damage8.9 12.3 12.3 142 77 R99 88 178 R101 87 R336 267 283
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Highway property damage5,584 7,324 12,690 20,190 29,650 R23,920 19,849 R25,243 R22,144 R29,268 R24,664 28,155 23,213
Accident-related 3,694 3,782 10,175 14,132 23,953 R18,140 11,200 13,528 16,256 R22,277 R17,730 21,332 13,361
Rail property damage2,488 2,952 10,274 11,952 8,469 R11,002 2,651 18,673 8,485 R17,374 R8,355 16,360 7,850
Accident-related 2,357 2,357 10,094 10,660 6,231 9,378 1,916 12,014 7,260 15,460 7,339 15,438 6,045
Watera property damage6.1 505 3.2 70 154 143 213 92 174 120 R38 1015 61
Accident-related 0 81 0 0 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Otherb property damage3.5 35 14.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Accident-related 0.3 15.6 <0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

a Water category only includes nonbulk marine. Bulk marine hazardous materials incidents are reported to the U.S. Coast Guard and are not included.
b Other category includes freight forwarders and modes not otherwise specified.
c Property damage under $30,000 is reported to the nearest $100. Property damage $30,000 or greater is reported to the nearest $1000, therefore the total may not equal the sum.

KEY: R = revised.

NOTES: Hazardous materials information system database operations were initiated in 1971. The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety determines whether fatalities and injuries should be clarified as hazardous material-related after telephone contact with the carriers submitting incident reports.

SOURCES:
1975-85: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of HazardousMaterials Safety, Hazardous Materials Information System Database, 1999.
1990-99: Ibid. Internet site http://hazmat.dot.gov/10yearfrm.htm, as of May 2, 2000.