Table 2-18: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2000

Table 2-18: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2000

(Not including pipelines)

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  Incidents Deaths Total Injuries Major Injuries Minor Injuries Damages ($ thousands)
Alaska 43 0 0 0 0 384
United States 17,347 13 244 16 228 66,619

NOTES: U.S. total includes U.S. territories or foreign locations.

Hazardous material incident locations are often listed as the terminals or sorting centers where they are discovered. Therefore, states with this type of a facility may show a disproportionate number of incidents.

Hazardous materials transportation incidents required to be reported are defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 49 CFR Part 171.15, 171.16 (Form F 5800.1).

Hazardous materials deaths and injuries are caused by the hazardous material in commerce.

NOTE FOR DATA ON THIS PAGE: Hazardous materials incident data are subject to revision and correction by the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety.

SOURCE FOR DATA ON THIS PAGE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Hazmat Summary by State for Calendar Year 2000, and earlier years, Washington, DC: 2002, available at as of April 24, 2002.