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 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Total fatalities 27 19 8 8 10 16 15 11 7 120 12 13 9 16 12 10 15 16 34 6 10
Accident-related 21 14 7 7 10 15 14 11 6 7 10 8 7 11 8 9 9 15 29 6 8
Air fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
Highway fatalities 27 17 8 8 10 16 15 11 7 8 12 13 9 16 9 9 15 13 24 6 10
Accident-related 21 12 7 7 10 15 14 11 6 5 10 8 7 11 8 8 9 12 19 6 8
Rail fatalities 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 10 0 0
Accident-related 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 10 0 0
Watera fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
Otherb fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total injured persons 648 626 253 423 439 604 627 577 400 1,175 221 195 265 251 168 136 119 288 (R) 950 233 219
Accident-related 168 47 16 18 40 98 62 111 18 864 16 13 15 16 12 15 16 96 (R) 700 13 45
Air injured persons 5 8 4 39 31 23 50 57 33 33 24 20 12 5 13 4 1 11 78 2 8
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Highway injured persons 527 493 195 311 333 465 511 425 296 216 152 151 218 164 109 118 105 155 (R) 179 192 155
Accident-related 156 43 9 9 27 34 61 95 14 22 11 9 15 15 12 14 16 12 (R) 45 11 45
Rail injured persons 99 121 53 73 75 116 66 95 71 926 45 22 35 82 46 14 13 122 (R) 693 24 53
Accident-related 12 4 7 9 13 64 1 16 4 842 5 4 0 1 0 1 0 84 655 2 0
Watera injured persons 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 3
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 9,393 12,838 16,105 14,853 14,077 14,065 15,495 17,616 17,557 17,792 15,114 15,156 14,846 (R) 15,929 (R) 20,338 19,236
Accident-related 440 486 364 297 303 283 266 296 303 338 320 332 398 394 413 362 342 329 382 (R) 356 360
Air incidents 147 223 114 297 299 414 622 931 817 925 1,029 1,387 1,582 1,419 1,083 732 750 993 1,654 (R) 2,411 1,552
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 3 2 2 0 0 9 7 7
Highway incidents 10,063 14,161 4,752 7,296 7,644 7,843 11,095 14,011 12,869 12,034 11,929 13,108 14,953 15,063 15,804 13,502 13,594 13,071 (R) 13,461 (R) 17,155 16,876
Accident-related 330 347 302 249 249 245 217 244 253 294 267 277 331 329 357 319 300 283 322 (R) 305 301
Rail incidents 694 1,271 842 1,279 1,155 1,128 1,113 1,157 1,155 1,112 1,102 989 1,073 1,058 899 870 802 765 745 704 747
Accident-related 109 134 61 48 54 36 49 52 50 44 52 52 65 62 54 41 42 46 51 44 52
Watera incidents 28 34 7 7 12 8 8 6 12 6 5 11 8 17 6 10 10 17 69 68 61
Accident-related 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
Accident-related 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 36,229 22,817 44,196 30,900 46,849 33,533 46,312 65,369 78,132 69,442 58,177 53,597 63,282 (R) 55,908 (R) 70,475 71,353
Accident-related 6,051 6,236 20,268 24,792 30,184 28,708 13,179 25,552 23,602 37,775 25,318 37,049 51,710 62,636 56,546 41,113 40,824 44,895 (R) 44,077 (R) 56,303 61,076
Air property damage 8.9 12.3 12.3 142 77 99 88 178 100 87 336 267 286 272 309 109 100 188 198 671 88
Accident-related 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 50 61 0 0 0 0 0
Highway property damage 5,584 7,324 12,690 20,190 29,650 24,130 19,866 25,253 22,141 29,257 24,741 28,669 34,359 51,030 47,737 48,076 49,109 47,537 (R) 40,141 (R) 59,006 43,953
Accident-related 3,694 3,782 10,175 14,132 23,953 18,350 11,263 13,539 16,342 22,315 17,871 21,597 23,085 37,837 36,404 33,529 37,650 34,701 (R) 31,014 (R) 47,080 35,920
Rail property damage 2,488 2,952 10,274 11,952 8,469 11,857 2,649 18,673 8,485 17,385 8,418 16,362 30,663 26,547 21,248 9,745 4,126 13,901 15,455 10,740 27,292
Accident-related 2,357 2,357 10,094 10,660 6,231 10,233 1,916 12,014 7,260 15,460 7,446 15,452 28,625 24,756 20,092 7,524 3,175 10,195 13,063 9,222 25,157
Watera property damage 6.1 505 3.2 70 154 143 213 92 174 120 38 1,015 61 283 147 248 261 1,655 114 59 19
Accident-related 0 81 0 0 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 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 0 0 0 0 0 0

KEY: R = revised.

a Water category includes only 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 components may not add to the totals.

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., available at http://hazmat.dot.gov/pubs/inc/data/10yearfrm.htm as of May 2, 2000.

1991-1992: Ibid., available at http://hazmat.dot.gov/pubs/inc/data/10yearfrm.htm as of June 14, 2004.

1993-2007: Ibid., available at http://hazmat.dot.gov/pubs/inc/data/10yearfrm.htm as of November 2008.