1-7 Hazardous Materials Transportation Incidents, Injuries, and Fatalities: 1990-2009

1-7 Hazardous Materials Transportation Incidents, Injuries, and Fatalities: 1990-2009

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  1990 2000 2007 2008 2009
Highway 7,297 15,063 16,932 14,808 12,728
Accident related 249 329 321 302 252
Injuries 311 164 161 153 153
Fatalities 8 16 9 6 12
Rail 1,279 1,058 752 750 643
Accident related 48 62 53 26 37
Injuries 73 82 56 63 38
Fatalities 0 0 0 1 1
Air 297 1,419 1,556 1,278 1,358
Accident related 0 3 7 8 2
Injuries 39 5 8 7 10
Fatalities 0 0 0 0 0
Water 7 17 61 98 90
Accident related 0 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 3 0 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0 0

Pipeline 1990 2000 2007 2008 2009
Natural gas distribution 110 154 153 149 158
Injuries 52 59 36 56 52
Fatalities 6 22 9 7 9
Natural gas transmission 89 80 132 141 129
Injuries 17 18 7 5 11
Fatalities 0 15 2 0 0
Liquid 180 146 120 145 117
Injuries 7 4 10 2 4
Fatalities 3 1 4 2 4

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. Pipeline data contain all incidents reported to PHMSA based on the reporting criteria in effect at the time of the incidents.

Natural gas transmission includes gathering system.

The 2007 data are revised for total highway incidents, accident-related incidents, and fatalities; for rail accident-related incidents; for total air incidents; and total liquid incidents.

The 2008 highway data and natural gas distribution data are revised, as are incidents for rail, air, and hazardous liquid categories. Hazardous liquid incident figures reflect all incidents, which differ from previous editions of Pocket Guide reporting significant incidents only.

Sources: Highway, Rail, Air and WaterUSDOT, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Hazardous Materials Information System Database, available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/library/data-stats as of November 2010 as reported in USDOT, RITA, BTS, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-6, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of January 2011. PipelineUSDOT, PHMSA, Office of Pipeline Safety, Accident/Incident and Mileage Summary Stats, available at http://ops.dot.gov/stats/stats.htm as of December 2010.