Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2004

Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2004

(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

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State Incidents Deaths Injuries Damages
($ thousands)
Total Major Minor
Alabama 169 0 1 0 1 1,158
Alaska 18 0 2 0 2 113
Arizona 229 0 4 0 4 809
Arkansas 141 0 0 0 0 397
California 1,199 0 11 4 7 3,715
Colorado 351 1 7 0 7 1,796
Connecticut 241 0 1 1 0 3,643
Delaware 23 0 1 0 1 184
District of Columbia 14 0 0 0 0 19
Florida 503 2 4 1 3 2,102
Georgia 399 1 4 0 4 965
Hawaii 6 0 0 0 0 17
Idaho 29 0 1 0 1 329
Illinois 1,102 0 16 1 15 1,759
Indiana 372 0 24 2 22 917
Iowa 130 0 4 1 3 274
Kansas 304 0 2 0 2 367
Kentucky 288 0 5 0 5 508
Louisiana 297 0 8 3 5 839
Maine 33 0 1 1 0 15
Maryland 309 4 3 0 3 2,682
Massachusetts 195 0 2 0 2 488
Michigan 249 1 8 1 7 1,126
Minnesota 266 0 2 1 1 277
Mississippi 126 0 0 0 0 312
Missouri 294 0 3 0 3 606
Montana 41 0 1 0 1 115
Nebraska 58 0 2 0 2 531
Nevada 65 0 0 0 0 165
New Hampshire 23 0 1 1 0 187
New Jersey 388 0 2 0 2 738
New Mexico 66 0 1 0 1 1,178
New York 464 0 5 2 3 1,515
North Carolina 527 0 7 0 7 2,576
North Dakota 24 0 0 0 0 38
Ohio 1,326 0 12 3 9 1,332
Oklahoma 190 0 1 0 1 711
Oregon 224 0 0 0 0 861
Pennsylvania 955 0 7 2 5 2,731
Rhode Island 23 0 2 2 0 21
South Carolina 154 0 2 0 2 265
South Dakota 15 0 0 0 0 13
Tennessee 809 0 6 0 6 2,746
Texas 1,234 3 104 17 87 9,435
Utah 173 0 0 0 0 144
Vermont 20 0 0 0 0 18
Virginia 131 0 1 0 1 528
Washington 164 0 5 1 4 117
West Virginia 68 1 2 0 2 518
Wisconsin 258 0 11 0 11 276
Wyoming 23 0 0 0 0 396
United States, total1 14,740 13 289 44 245 52,587

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). Incident means any of the following events: (1) a fatality or major injury caused by the release of a hazardous material; (2) the evacuation of 25 or more persons as a result of release of a hazardous material or exposure to fire; (3) a release or exposure to fire which results in the closure of a major transportation artery; (4) the alteration of an aircraft flight plan or operation; (5) the release of radioactive materials from Type B packaging; (6) the release of over 11.9 gallons or 88.2 pounds of a severe marine pollutant; or (7) the release of a bulk quantity (over 119 gallons or 882 pounds) of a hazardous material.

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, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Hazmat Summary by State for Calendar Year 2004, Washington, DC: 2005, available at http://hazmat.dot.gov as of Sept. 30, 2005.