Table 2-10: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2003

Table 2-10: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2003

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State Accidents/ Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 260 16 130
Alaska 47 0 43
Arizona 171 17 108
Arkansas 265 9 132
California 964 116 664
Colorado 195 6 119
Connecticut 175 2 127
Delaware 82 3 64
District of Columbia 95 1 79
Florida 392 47 253
Georgia 381 31 213
Hawaii 1 0 1
Idaho 103 5 63
Illinois 1,126 55 833
Indiana 388 27 196
Iowa 234 11 115
Kansas 258 9 139
Kentucky 238 11 133
Louisiana 353 22 171
Maine 43 3 27
Maryland 149 8 92
Massachusetts 234 12 184
Michigan 296 15 181
Minnesota 281 17 168
Mississippi 174 12 92
Missouri 317 20 191
Montana 118 6 71
Nebraska 263 8 158
Nevada 36 6 23
New Hampshire 5 1 3
New Jersey 545 21 439
New Mexico 88 12 54
New York 1,103 30 953
North Carolina 224 21 104
North Dakota 88 6 56
Ohio 492 26 270
Oklahoma 178 19 93
Oregon 178 12 91
Pennsylvania 675 21 475
Rhode Island 30 1 26
South Carolina 167 12 95
South Dakota 58 1 33
Tennessee 292 22 156
Texas 1,036 88 530
Utah 92 4 35
Vermont 25 0 19
Virginia 233 13 158
Washington 272 20 178
West Virginia 132 10 91
Wisconsin 259 16 168
Wyoming 108 5 75
United States, total 13,919 856 8,872

NOTE: "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 ($6,700 in 2003); 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: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Interim Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 2003, Washington, DC: 2004, table 2-11, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety/ as of July 19, 2004.