Table 2-10: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2004

Table 2-10: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2004

(Includes freight railroad, Amtrak, and commuter rail operations)

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State Accidents/ Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 283 19 121
Alaska 44 0 41
Arizona 206 19 139
Arkansas 273 11 125
California 832 124 489
Colorado 218 4 137
Connecticut 147 7 111
Delaware 72 1 63
District of Columbia 216 3 206
Florida 385 41 238
Georgia 384 34 179
Hawaii 1 0 0
Idaho 89 5 53
Illinois 1,181 59 832
Indiana 419 38 210
Iowa 307 8 151
Kansas 290 13 137
Kentucky 261 15 149
Louisiana 419 34 225
Maine 35 1 23
Maryland 132 10 78
Massachusetts 203 13 158
Michigan 285 17 180
Minnesota 295 19 167
Mississippi 207 19 143
Missouri 294 17 181
Montana 167 5 128
Nebraska 318 13 158
Nevada 43 3 23
New Hampshire 8 0 6
New Jersey 492 24 369
New Mexico 110 18 58
New York 1,019 24 914
North Carolina 213 32 111
North Dakota 88 2 67
Ohio 501 35 278
Oklahoma 197 21 102
Oregon 218 11 109
Pennsylvania 722 18 513
Rhode Island 30 1 22
South Carolina 160 18 84
South Dakota 82 1 41
Tennessee 266 16 144
Texas 1,082 74 568
Utah 87 9 55
Vermont 27 0 19
Virginia 208 4 129
Washington 264 23 156
West Virginia 128 9 75
Wisconsin 208 6 135
Wyoming 116 0 71
United States, total 14,232 898 8,871

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 (currently $6,700); 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, Railroad Safety Statistics: 2004 Annual Report, Washington, DC: November 2005.