Table 2-10: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2005

Table 2-10: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2005

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

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State Accidents/ Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 289 24 145
Alaska 60 1 56
Arizona 197 23 114
Arkansas 271 15 160
California 946 125 682
Colorado 231 9 158
Connecticut 143 6 101
Delaware 72 2 61
District of Columbia 122 2 107
Florida 382 51 215
Georgia 363 26 149
Hawaii 2 0 1
Idaho 100 2 54
Illinois 1,131 55 936
Indiana 432 36 185
Iowa 270 10 160
Kansas 289 10 158
Kentucky 227 14 120
Louisiana 333 30 177
Maine 28 0 20
Maryland 130 12 65
Massachusetts 196 7 168
Michigan 243 11 119
Minnesota 252 11 148
Mississippi 197 22 103
Missouri 279 22 215
Montana 133 10 75
Nebraska 325 17 176
Nevada 50 5 29
New Hampshire 8 0 4
New Jersey 510 17 394
New Mexico 128 12 69
New York 884 25 754
North Carolina 177 24 99
North Dakota 91 8 54
Ohio 454 23 244
Oklahoma 201 12 99
Oregon 193 4 105
Pennsylvania 781 26 597
Rhode Island 15 0 13
South Carolina 158 30 362
South Dakota 66 3 31
Tennessee 259 18 135
Texas 1,241 72 662
Utah 87 3 51
Vermont 29 0 21
Virginia 235 5 150
Washington 267 20 190
West Virginia 143 6 69
Wisconsin 233 19 134
Wyoming 106 3 68
United States, total 13,957 888 9,162

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: 2005 Annual Report, Washington, DC: November 2006.