Table 2-9: Total Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2000

Table 2-9: Total Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2000

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State Accidents/ Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 257 20 143
Alaska 89 2 82
Arizona 222 27 147
Arkansas 371 30 225
California 1133 101 808
Colorado 199 10 112
Connecticut 203 6 159
Delaware 59 2 47
District of Columbia 107 0 90
Florida 405 45 303
Georgia 395 23 231
Hawaii 0 0 0
Idaho 109 11 53
Illinois 1484 69 1109
Indiana 540 36 317
Iowa 367 9 211
Kansas 337 21 226
Kentucky 272 14 170
Louisiana 465 16 310
Maine 79 2 58
Maryland 173 9 103
Massachusetts 228 17 183
Michigan 434 23 300
Minnesota 431 11 303
Mississippi 250 17 120
Missouri 367 29 221
Montana 156 4 108
Nevada 40 1 25
New Hampshire 18 0 15
New Jersey 528 28 432
Nebraska 362 8 247
New Mexico 138 4 106
New York 1330 32 1168
North Carolina 243 24 121
North Dakota 122 9 82
Ohio 575 28 339
Oklahoma 231 22 124
Oregon 214 9 152
Pennsylvania 752 23 583
Rhode Island 21 1 19
South Carolina 192 20 141
South Dakota 64 3 43
Tennessee 296 15 163
Texas 1260 90 777
Utah 129 5 88
Vermont 29 1 22
Virginia 252 13 169
Washington 317 16 230
West Virginia 128 9 93
Wisconsin 390 20 258
Wyoming 156 2 107
United States 16919 937 11643

NOTE FOR DATA ON THIS PAGE: "Accidents/incidents" includes all events reportable to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration under applicable regulations. These include: train accidents, reported on Form F 6180.54, comprised of collisions, derailments, and other events involving the operation of on-track equipment and causing reportable damage above an established threshold ($6,600 in 1998); highway-rail grade crossing incidents, reported on Form F 6180.57, involving impact between railroad on-track equipment and highway users at crossings; and other incidents, reported on Form F 6180.55a, involving all other reportable incidents or exposures that cause a fatality or injury to any person, or an occupational illness to a railroad employee.

SOURCE FOR DATA ON THIS PAGE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 2000, Washington, DC: 2001, table 2-11, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety/ as of Oct. 22, 2001.