Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2003

Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2003

(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

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State Incidents Deaths Injuries Damages
($ thousands)
Total Major Minor
Alabama 199 0 3 1 2 1,861
Alaska 6 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona 235 2 5 2 3 1,064
Arkansas 147 0 0 0 0 1,363
California 1,197 1 6 0 6 1,965
Colorado 380 0 5 0 5 648
Connecticut 278 0 1 0 1 1,821
Delaware 37 0 0 0 0 38
District of Columbia 9 0 0 0 0 18
Florida 643 1 6 0 6 1,678
Georgia 440 0 4 1 3 695
Hawaii 8 0 2 2 0 4
Idaho 43 0 0 0 0 1,939
Illinois 1,242 0 3 0 3 1,566
Indiana 378 0 5 1 4 1,029
Iowa 111 0 1 0 1 199
Kansas 396 0 1 0 1 915
Kentucky 228 0 2 0 2 1,359
Louisiana 243 0 7 0 7 694
Maine 40 0 0 0 0 669
Maryland 257 0 1 0 1 322
Massachusetts 250 0 1 1 0 808
Michigan 308 1 5 0 5 3,604
Minnesota 253 1 2 0 2 505
Mississippi 135 0 0 0 0 863
Missouri 324 0 2 0 2 521
Montana 45 0 0 0 0 141
Nebraska 66 0 0 0 0 174
Nevada 78 0 0 0 0 414
New Hampshire 19 0 0 0 0 10
New Jersey 508 0 5 1 4 1,524
New Mexico 58 0 0 0 0 65
New York 393 1 12 0 12 1,953
North Carolina 439 0 0 0 0 704
North Dakota 26 0 0 0 0 7
Ohio 1,223 1 8 0 8 2,125
Oklahoma 181 0 1 0 1 575
Oregon 228 0 1 0 1 670
Pennsylvania 966 0 7 2 5 3,241
Rhode Island 34 0 0 0 0 18
South Carolina 185 0 2 0 2 213
South Dakota 15 0 0 0 0 10
Tennessee 806 0 1 0 1 1,584
Texas 1,228 0 11 3 8 5,180
Utah 211 0 0 0 0 104
Vermont 20 0 0 0 0 203
Virginia 201 0 4 0 4 1,345
Washington 149 0 1 0 1 715
West Virginia 50 0 0 0 0 206
Wisconsin 219 0 2 0 2 156
Wyoming 23 0 0 0 0 230
United States, total1 15,158 8 117 14 103 47,713

1 Total does not include U.S. territories or foreign countries.

NOTES: 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.

Hazardous materials incident data are subject to revision and correction by the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Hazmat Summary by State for Calendar Year 2003, Washington, DC: 2004, available at http://hazmat.dot.gov as of June 14, 2004.