Table 2-23: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents: 2004

Table 2-23: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents: 2004

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State Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage2 (dollars)
Alabama 3 0 0 524,002
Alaska 0 0 0 0
Arizona 1 0 0 17,431
Arkansas 7 0 0 158,169
California 34 5 3 8,998,152
Colorado 1 0 0 185,600
Connecticut 1 0 0 2,348,340
Delaware 3 0 0 28,040
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
Florida 0 0 0 0
Georgia 5 0 0 5,854
Hawaii 2 0 0 477,255
Idaho 0 0 0 0
Illinois 12 0 0 852,662
Indiana 4 0 0 96,085
Iowa 7 0 0 38,160
Kansas 22 0 0 1,282,886
Kentucky 2 0 9 1,268,258
Louisiana 21 0 0 17,010,460
Maine 0 0 0 0
Maryland 1 0 0 32,000
Massachusetts 0 0 0 0
Michigan 5 0 0 198,135
Minnesota 5 0 0 1,344,865
Mississippi 4 0 0 10,439
Missouri 6 0 0 152,490
Montana 4 0 0 49,737
Nebraska 8 0 0 465,040
Nevada 0 0 0 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 9 0 0 517,927
New Mexico 5 0 0 114,478
New York 5 0 0 1,678,146
North Carolina 4 0 0 248,178
North Dakota 2 0 0 973,000
Ohio 6 0 0 457,843
Oklahoma 30 0 0 7,791,618
Oregon 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 8 0 0 1,602,660
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 1 0 0 29,875
South Dakota 1 0 0 0
Tennessee 0 0 0 0
Texas 108 0 1 6,885,415
Utah 2 0 0 389,592
Vermont 0 0 0 0
Virginia 1 0 0 60,250
Washington 2 0 0 612,887
West Virginia 2 0 0 57,653
Wisconsin 8 0 0 167,040
Wyoming 9 0 0 117,300
United States, total1 374 5 13 136,739,392

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, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, available at http://ops.dot.gov as of Oct. 3, 2005.