1-8 Hazardous Materials Transportation Incidents, Injuries, and Fatalities: 1990, 2000, 2009, 2010

1-8 Hazardous Materials Transportation Incidents, Injuries, and Fatalities: 1990, 2000, 2009, 2010

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  1990 2000 2009 2010
Highway Incidents 7,297 15,063 12,730 12,644
Accident related 249 329 251 320
Injuries 311 164 153 153
Fatalities 8 16 11 8
Rail Incidents 1,279 1,058 643 750
Accident related 48 62 37 37
Injuries 73 82 38 13
Fatalities 0 0 1 0
Air Incidents 297 1,419 1,356 1,293
Accident related 0 3 2 2
Injuries 39 5 10 2
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Water Incidents 7 17 90 105
Accident related 0 0 0 1
Injuries 0 0 0 2
Fatalities 0 0 0 0

Pipeline 1990 2000 2009 2010
Natural Gas Distribution Incidents 110 154 158 122
Injuries 52 59 52 46
Fatalities 6 22 9 14
Natural Gas Transmission Incidents 89 80 129 118
Injuries 17 18 11 61
Fatalities 0 15 0 10
Liquid Incidents 180 146 338 345
Injuries 7 4 4 4
Fatalities 3 1 4 1

Notes: Data for 2009 are revised. 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.

Sources: Highway, Rail, Air and Water—USDOT, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Office of Hazardous Material Safety, Incident Statistics, available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/library/data-stats as of October 2011. Pipeline—USDOT, PHMSA, Office of Pipeline Safety, Accident/Incident Summary Statistics, available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/library/data-stats as of October 2011.