Table 2-14: Train Accident/Incident Fatalities by Category of Person Killed: 2003

Table 2-14: Train Accident/Incident Fatalities by Category of Person Killed: 2003

(Includes highway-rail crossing)

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State Worker on duty1 Passenger on train Trespasser Nontrespasser Other
Alabama 0 0 6 9 1
Alaska 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona 0 0 13 4 0
Arkansas 0 0 2 7 0
California 4 0 108 3 1
Colorado 0 0 5 1 0
Connecticut 0 0 2 0 0
Delaware 0 0 3 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 1 0 0
Florida 0 1 43 3 0
Georgia 3 0 24 4 0
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 1 0 2 2 0
Illinois 0 0 39 16 0
Indiana 0 0 17 10 0
Iowa 1 0 8 2 0
Kansas 0 0 7 2 0
Kentucky 0 0 9 2 0
Louisiana 0 0 8 14 0
Maine 0 0 3 0 0
Maryland 0 0 8 0 0
Massachusetts 1 0 11 0 0
Michigan 1 0 10 4 0
Minnesota 0 0 11 6 0
Mississippi 1 0 3 8 0
Missouri 0 0 13 7 0
Montana 0 0 3 3 0
Nebraska 1 0 4 3 0
Nevada 0 0 5 1 0
New Hampshire 0 0 1 0 0
New Jersey 0 0 20 1 0
New Mexico 0 0 8 4 0
New York 3 0 25 2 0
North Carolina 0 0 19 2 0
North Dakota 0 0 2 4 0
Ohio 1 0 19 6 0
Oklahoma 0 0 12 7 0
Oregon 0 0 10 2 0
Pennsylvania 0 0 20 1 0
Rhode Island 0 0 1 0 0
South Carolina 1 0 8 3 0
South Dakota 0 0 0 1 0
Tennessee 1 0 15 6 0
Texas 2 0 55 31 0
Utah 1 1 2 0 0
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 0 0 10 3 0
Washington 0 0 16 4 0
West Virginia 0 0 8 2 0
Wisconsin 0 0 12 4 0
Wyoming 0 0 3 2 0
United States, total 22 2 634 196 2

1 Includes railroad employee, contractor, and volunteer.

NOTE: As defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, a trespasser is any person on a part of railroad property used in railroad operations whose presence is prohibited, forbidden, or unlawful. Employees who are trespassing on railroad property are reported as trespassers. "Other" includes employees not on duty, nontrespassers off railroad property, and volunteers or contractors who are not engaged in either the operation of on-track equipment or any other safety-sensitive function for the railroad.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Interim Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 2003, Washington, DC: 2004, table 3-3, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety/ as of July 19, 2004.