2-6 Hazardous Materials Transportation Incidents, Injuries, and Fatalities: 1990-2006

2-6 Hazardous Materials Transportation Incidents, Injuries, and Fatalities: 1990-2006

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  1990 1995 2000 2005 2006
Highway 7,297 12,869 15,063 R13,457 17,145
Accident related 249 253 329 R322 303
Injuries 311 296 164 R175 192
Fatalities 8 7 16 24 6
Rail 1,279 1,155 1,058 R745 704
Accident related 48 50 62 R51 44
Injuries 73 71 82 R692 24
Fatalities 0 0 0 10 0
Air 297 817 1,419 1,654 2,410
Accident related 0 0 3 9 7
Injuries 39 33 5 78 2
Fatalities 0 0 0 0 0
Water 7 12 17 R69 68
Accident related 0 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0 15
Fatalities 0 0 0 0 0

Pipeline 1990 1995 2000 2005 2006
Liquid 180 188 146 R139 110
Injuries 7 11 4 2 2
Fatalities 3 3 1 2 0
Natural gas distribution 109 97 154 R170 134
Injuries 52 43 59 38 25
Fatalities 6 16 22 14 16
Natural gas transmission 89 64 80 R181 143
Injuries 17 10 18 7 5
Fatalities 0 2 15 0 3

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. 1995-2006 data-available at http://hazmat.dot.gov/pubs/inc/hmisframe.htm, as of October 2007. Pipeline data-USDOT, PHMSA, Office of Pipeline Safety, available at http://ops.dot.gov/stats/stats.htm as of October 2007.