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 2001
TOTAL fatalities 27 19 8 8 10 16 15 11 7 120 12 13 R10 R15 7
Accident-related 21 14 7 7 10 15 14 11 6 7 10 8 R8 R10 6
Air fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110 0 0 0 0 0
Accident-related 0 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 R10 R15 7
Accident-related 21 12 7 7 10 15 14 11 6 5 10 8 R8 R10 6
Rail fatalities 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 R0 0
Accident-related 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Watera fatalities 0 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 0
Otherb fatalities 0 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 0
TOTAL injured persons 648 626 253 423 439 604 627 577 400 1,175 R221 R195 R263 R248 135
Accident-related 168 47 16 18 40 98 62 111 18 864 16 R13 R15 16 8
Air injured persons 5 8 4 39 31 23 50 57 33 33 24 20 12 R5 13
Accident-related 0 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 R152 R151 R216 R161 93
Accident-related 156 43 9 9 27 34 61 95 14 22 11 R9 R15 15 8
Rail injured persons 99 121 53 73 75 116 66 95 71 926 45 22 35 82 29
Accident-related 12 4 7 9 13 64 1 16 4 842 5 4 0 1 0
Watera injured persons 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Accident-related 0 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 0
Accident-related 0 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 R9,393 R12,838 16,087 R14,742 R13,952 R14,001 R15,500 R17,657 R17,583 17,557
Accident-related 440 486 364 297 303 283 264 295 R295 R333 R313 R318 R367 R382 351
Air incidents 147 223 114 297 299 R414 622 929 R813 R918 R1,029 R1,386 R1,583 R1,420 1,077
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 R2 0 1 1
Highway incidents 10,063 14,161 4,752 7,296 7,644 R7,843 R11,095 13,995 12,764 R11,916 R11,864 R13,111 R14,992 R15,093 15,582
Accident-related 330 347 302 249 249 245 215 243 R245 R290 R259 R265 R303 R319 297
Rail incidents 694 1,271 842 1,279 1,155 R1,128 R1,113 1,157 1,153 1,112 1,103 989 R1,074 R1,053 894
Accident-related 109 134 61 48 54 36 49 52 50 43 R53 51 R64 62 53
Watera incidents 28 34 7 7 12 8 8 6 12 6 5 R14 8 R17 4
Accident-related 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Otherb incidents 19 30 304 0 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 0
TOTAL property damage (current $ thousands)c 8,090 10,829 22,993 32,353 38,351 R36,229 R22,817 44,185 30,903 46,849 33,450 R46,259 R63,280 R76,753 61,296
Accident-related 6,051 6,236 20,268 24,792 30,184 R28,708 R13,133 25,542 R23,528 R37,753 25,125 R36,931 R49,697 R60,805 50,040
Air property damage 8.9 12.3 12.3 142 77 99 88 178 101 87 336 267 286 272 310
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 50
Highway property damage 5,584 7,324 12,690 20,190 29,650 R24,130 R19,866 25,243 22,144 29,257 24,720 R28,614 R32,327 R49,678 39,942
Accident-related 3,694 3,782 10,175 14,132 23,953 R18,350 R11,217 13,528 R16,268 R22,293 17,786 R21,489 R21,129 R36,785 30,097
Rail property damage 2,488 2,952 10,274 11,952 8,469 R11,857 R2,649 18,673 8,485 17,385 8,356 16,364 R30,607 R26,520 21,020
Accident-related 2,357 2,357 10,094 10,660 6,231 R10,233 1,916 12,014 7,260 15,460 7,339 15,442 R28,568 23,978 19,892
Watera property damage 6.1 505 3.2 70 154 143 213 92 174 120 38 1,015 61 R283 25
Accident-related 0 81 0 0 0 125 0 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 0
Accident-related 0.3 15.6 <0.1 0 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.

NOTE

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

1992-2001: Ibid. Internet site http://hazmat.dot.gov/files/hazmat/10year/10yearfrm.htm as of Aug. 21, 2002.