Table 2-23: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents: 2003

Table 2-23: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents: 2003

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State Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage2 (dollars)
Alabama 5 0 0 1,445
Alaska 1 0 0 0
Arizona 3 0 0 9,440
Arkansas 3 0 0 0
California 30 0 1 97,701
Colorado 3 0 0 21,048
Connecticut 1 0 0 5,000
Delaware 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
Florida 1 0 0 100,250
Georgia 6 0 0 83,214
Hawaii 1 0 0 15,300
Idaho 0 0 0 0
Illinois 24 0 0 1,278,682
Indiana 10 0 0 100
Iowa 10 0 0 10,943
Kansas 39 0 0 149,919
Kentucky 3 0 0 600
Louisiana 26 0 0 512,650
Maine 1 0 0 500
Maryland 2 0 0 10
Massachusetts 1 0 0 100
Michigan 5 0 0 14,256
Minnesota 16 0 0 58,985
Mississippi 9 0 0 5,793
Missouri 5 0 0 4,122
Montana 4 0 0 2,341
Nebraska 5 0 0 4,296
Nevada 1 0 0 842
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 2 0 0 19,056
New Mexico 3 0 0 144,275
New York 1 0 0 20
North Carolina 3 0 0 12,185
North Dakota 4 0 0 315,402
Ohio 7 0 0 195,410
Oklahoma 41 0 0 569,016
Oregon 1 0 0 38
Pennsylvania 3 0 0 250
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 1 0 0 0
South Dakota 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 1 0 0 70,000
Texas 120 0 0 387,085
Utah 1 0 0 0
Vermont 1 0 0 30
Virginia 3 0 0 330
Washington 1 0 0 5,100
West Virginia 1 0 0 0
Wisconsin 5 0 0 828,055
Wyoming 13 0 4 45,421
United States, total1 432 0 5 5,386,746

1 Incidents that have an "unknown" location are included in the totals.

2 The property damage category includes public and private property damage, value of product loss, and the value of operator property damage. It does not include the costs of emergency response, environmental remediation, other operator costs, and other public costs.

NOTES: Historical totals may change as the Office of Pipeline Safety receives supplemental information on incidents.
Incidents are reported on Form RSPA F 7100.1. An accident report is required for each failure in a pipeline system in which there is a release of the hazardous liquid or carbon dioxide transported resulting in any of the following:

1. Explosion or fire not intentionally set by the operator;

2. Loss of 5 or more gallons of hazardous liquid or carbon dioxide;

3. Escape to the atmosphere of more than 5 barrels (0.8 cubic meters) a day of highly volatile liquids;

4. Death of any person;

5. Bodily harm to any person resulting in: a. loss of consciousness; or b. necessity to carry the person from the scene; or c. necessity for medical treatment; or d. disability which prevents the discharge of normal duties or the pursuit of normal activities beyond the day of the accident;

6. Estimated property damage, including cost of clean-up and recovery, value of lost product, and damage to the property of the operator or others, or both, exceeding $50,000.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, available at http://ops.dot.gov as of July 14, 2004.