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 2000
Total fatalities 27 19 8 8 10 16 15 11 7 120 12 13 R7 12
Accident-related 21 14 7 7 10 15 14 11 6 7 10 8 R5 7
Air fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110 0 0 0 0
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Highway fatalities 27 17 8 8 10 16 15 11 7 8 12 13 R7 11
Accident-related 21 12 7 7 10 15 14 11 6 5 10 8 R5 7
Rail fatalities 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1
Accident-related 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Watera fatalities 0 0 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 0
Otherb fatalities 0 0 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 0
Total injured persons 648 626 253 423 439 604 627 577 400 1,175 225 197 R252 240
Accident-related 168 47 16 18 40 98 62 111 18 864 16 15 13 16
Air injured persons 5 8 4 39 31 23 50 57 33 33 24 20 R12 6
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Highway injured persons 527 493 195 311 333 465 511 425 296 216 156 153 R205 152
Accident-related 156 43 9 9 27 34 61 95 14 22 11 11 13 15
Rail injured persons 99 121 53 73 75 116 66 95 71 926 45 22 R35 82
Accident-related 12 4 7 9 13 64 1 16 4 842 5 4 0 1
Watera injured persons 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Otherb injured persons 15 3 1 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 0
Total incidents 10,951 15,719 6,019 8,879 9,110 R9,311 12,830 16,087 14,743 R13,951 R13,999 R15,350 R17,085 17,224
Accident-related 440 486 364 297 303 283 264 295 294 332 R311 316 R292 289
Air incidents 147 223 114 297 299 413 622 929 814 916 R1,028 1,380 R1,575 1,415
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1
Highway incidents 10,063 14,161 4,752 7,296 7,644 R7,760 11,080 13,995 12,764 11,917 R11,863 R12,970 R14,442 14,742
Accident-related 330 347 302 249 249 245 215 R243 244 289 R258 264 R234 226
Rail incidents 694 1,271 842 1,279 1,155 1,130 1,120 1,157 1,153 R1,112 R1,103 R989 R1,060 1,052
Accident-related 109 134 61 48 54 36 49 52 50 43 52 51 R58 62
Watera incidents 28 34 7 7 12 8 8 6 12 6 5 11 8 15
Accident-related 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Otherb incidents 19 30 304 0 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 0
Total property damage (current $ thousands)c 8,090 10,829 22,993 32,353 38,351 35,164 22,802 44,185 30,903 46,849 R33,450 R46,170 R33,856 57,531
Accident-related 6,051 6,236 20,268 24,792 30,184 27,644 13,117 25,542 23,516 37,737 R25,125 R36,842 R21,794 47,614
Air property damage 8.9 12.3 12.3 142 77 99 88 178 101 87 336 267 R286 272
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42
Highway property damage 5,584 7,324 12,690 20,190 29,650 23,920 19,849 25,243 22,144 R29,257 R24,720 R28,525 R24,485 30,619
Accident-related 3,694 3,782 10,175 14,132 23,953 18,140 11,200 13,528 16,256 22,277 R17,786 R21,400 R14,610 23,593
Rail property damage 2,488 2,952 10,274 11,952 8,469 11,002 2,651 18,673 8,485 R17,385 R8,356 R16,364 R9,024 26,515
Accident-related 2,357 2,357 10,094 10,660 6,231 9,378 1,916 12,014 7,260 15,460 7,339 R15,442 R7,184 23,978
Watera property damage 6.1 505 3.2 70 154 143 213 92 174 120 38 1,015 61 125
Accident-related 0 81 0 0 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Otherb property damage 3.5 35 14.4 0 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 0

KEY: R = revised.

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 $1,000, therefore the total may not equal the sum.

NOTES: Hazardous materials transportation incidents required to be reported are defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 49 CFR 171.15, 171.16 (Form F 5800.1). Hazardous materials deaths and injuries are caused by the hazardous material in commerce.

SOURCES:

1975-85: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Hazardous Materials Information System Database, 1999.

1990: Ibid. Internet site http://hazmat.dot.gov/10yearfrm.htm, as of May 2, 2000.

1991-2000: Ibid. Internet site http://hazmat.dot.gov/files/hazmat/10year/10yearfrm.htm as of May 14, 2001.