Table 2-6 Hazardous Materials Transportation Incidents

Table 2-6 Hazardous Materials Transportation Incidents

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  1990 1995 2000 2004 2005
Highway 7,297 12,869 15,063 R13101 13,344
Accident related 249 253 R329 R283 304
Injuries 311 296 164 R158 171
Fatalities 8 7 16 R14 24
Rail 1,279 1,155 1,058 R773 738
Accident related 48 50 62 R47 50
Injuries 73 71 82 R122 685
Fatalities 0 0 0 3 10
Air 297 817 1,419 995 1,654
Accident related 0 0 R3 0 9
Injuries 39 33 5 R11 78
Fatalities 0 0 0 0 0
Water 7 12 17 R17 68
Accident related 0 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0 0

Pipeline

  1990 1995 2000 2004 2005
Liquid 180 188 146 R142 137
Injuries 7 11 4 R16 2
Fatalities 3 3 1 5 2
Natural gas distribution 109 97 154 R175 172
Injuries 52 43 59 41 38
Fatalities 6 16 22 18 14
Natural gas transmission 89 64 80 R122 182
Injuries 17 10 18 3 7
Fatalities 0 2 15 R0 0

Key: R = Revised

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.

Sources: USDOT, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Hazardous Materials Information System Database. 1990 data-available at http://hazmat.dot.gov/pubs/biennial/96_97biennial.rpt.pdf, as of December 2005. 1995-2005 data-available at http://hazmat.dot.gov/pubs/inc/data/2005/2005frm.htm, as of August 2006. Pipeline data-USDOT, PHMSA, Office of Pipeline Safety, available at http://ops.dot.gov/stats/stats.htm, as of August 2006.