Table 2-20: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2004

Table 2-20: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2004

(Not including pipelines)

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State Mode Total
Highway Rail Air Water2
Alabama 149 17 3 0 169
Alaska 3 0 14 1 18
Arizona 204 19 6 0 229
Arkansas 131 10 0 0 141
California 1,082 70 46 1 1,199
Colorado 332 8 11 0 351
Connecticut 239 0 2 0 241
Delaware 22 1 0 0 23
District of Columbia 14 0 0 0 14
Florida 452 20 27 4 503
Georgia 372 14 13 0 399
Hawaii 3 0 2 1 6
Idaho 28 1 0 0 29
Illinois 1,004 83 15 0 1,102
Indiana 351 12 9 0 372
Iowa 124 5 1 0 130
Kansas 286 16 2 0 304
Kentucky 142 17 129 0 288
Louisiana 204 92 0 1 297
Maine 30 2 1 0 33
Maryland 299 6 4 0 309
Massachusetts 186 5 4 0 195
Michigan 230 10 9 0 249
Minnesota 244 12 10 0 266
Mississippi 119 7 0 0 126
Missouri 269 18 7 0 294
Montana 37 2 2 0 41
Nebraska 47 9 2 0 58
Nevada 57 4 4 0 65
New Hampshire 20 2 1 0 23
New Jersey 348 20 18 2 388
New Mexico 54 9 3 0 66
New York 445 13 6 0 464
North Carolina 499 16 12 0 527
North Dakota 22 1 1 0 24
Ohio 976 27 323 0 1,326
Oklahoma 180 7 3 0 190
Oregon 212 9 3 0 224
Pennsylvania 930 18 7 0 955
Rhode Island 22 0 1 0 23
South Carolina 144 7 2 1 154
South Dakota 11 2 2 0 15
Tennessee 563 18 228 0 809
Texas 1,124 87 21 2 1,234
Utah 159 9 5 0 173
Vermont 17 0 3 0 20
Virginia 117 10 4 0 131
Washington 138 21 5 0 164
West Virginia 55 9 4 0 68
Wisconsin 249 2 7 0 258
Wyoming 16 6 1 0 23
United States, total1 12,977 753 995 15 14,710

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

2 Includes only packaged shipments (i.e., nonbulk shipments).

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

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.

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.