2-6Hazardous Materials Transportation Incidents, Injuries, and Fatalities: 1990-2007

2-6Hazardous Materials Transportation Incidents, Injuries, and Fatalities: 1990-2007

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  R1990 2000 R2005 R2006 2007
Highway 7,297 15,063 13,461 17,155 16,876
Accident related 249 329 322 305 301
Injuries 311 164 179 192 155
Fatalities 8 16 24 6 10
Rail 1,279 1,058 745 704 747
Accident related 48 62 51 44 52
Injuries 73 82 693 24 53
Fatalities 0 0 10 0 0
Air 297 1,419 1,654 2,411 1,552
Accident related 0 3 9 7 7
Injuries 39 5 78 2 8
Fatalities 0 0 0 0 0
Water 7 17 69 68 61
Accident related 0 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 15 3
Fatalities 0 0 0 0 0

Pipeline 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007
Liquid 180 146 138 119 115
Injuries 7 4 2 2 10
Fatalities 3 1 2 0 4
Natural gas distribution 110 154 171 141 153
Injuries 52 59 39 26 36
Fatalities 6 22 14 16 9
Natural gas transmission 89 80 181 146 133
Injuries 17 18 7 5 7
Fatalities 0 15 0 3 2

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.

Natural gas distribution total are revised for 1990. Highway injuries, rail injuries, liquid pipeline total, and natural gas distribution total and injuries dare are revised for 2005. The data for highway accident, air total, liquid pipeline total, natural gas distribution total and injuries, and natural gas transmission total are revised in 2006.

Sources: Highway, Rail, Air and Water-USDOT, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Hazardous Materials Information System Database, available at http://hazmat.dot.gov/pubs/inc/data/2007/2007frm.htm. as of October 2008. Pipeline-USDOT, PHMSA, Office of Pipeline Safety, Pipeline Statistics, available at http://ops.dot.gov/stats/stats.htm as of October 2008.M