Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2005

Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2005

(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

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State Incidents Deaths Injuries Damages
($ thousands)
Total Major Minor
Alabama 216 1 1 1 0 778
Alaska 48 0 3 0 3 249
Arizona 282 1 1 0 1 528
Arkansas 197 1 24 20 4 1,115
California 1,272 1 17 5 12 3,105
Colorado 266 0 1 1 0 1,270
Connecticut 214 1 0 0 0 265
Delaware 23 0 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 5 0 0 0 0 11
Florida 611 10 9 3 6 2,008
Georgia 431 0 4 0 4 528
Hawaii 12 0 0 0 0 2
Idaho 36 0 0 0 0 542
Illinois 1,059 0 16 1 15 3,293
Indiana 336 0 6 0 6 825
Iowa 176 0 6 3 3 382
Kansas 331 0 10 1 9 126
Kentucky 434 0 8 2 6 1,169
Louisiana 261 1 7 2 5 862
Maine 29 0 3 0 3 6
Maryland 296 0 5 2 3 900
Massachusetts 228 0 8 1 7 38
Michigan 300 0 3 0 3 820
Minnesota 260 0 3 0 3 533
Mississippi 115 0 0 0 0 253
Missouri 399 1 15 1 14 351
Montana 31 0 0 0 0 485
Nebraska 66 0 3 2 1 583
Nevada 100 0 0 0 0 227
New Hampshire 27 0 0 0 0 74
New Jersey 436 0 5 0 5 318
New Mexico 67 1 4 0 4 1,471
New York 458 1 2 1 1 2,648
North Carolina 435 1 5 0 5 847
North Dakota 21 0 0 0 0 2
Ohio 1,633 0 10 0 10 1,218
Oklahoma 189 0 2 0 2 195
Oregon 218 0 0 0 0 166
Pennsylvania 862 1 1 0 1 3,560
Rhode Island 27 0 0 0 0 6
South Carolina 187 9 632 77 555 8,271
South Dakota 15 0 0 0 0 72
Tennessee 830 1 1 0 1 723
Texas 1,376 2 14 2 12 3,965
Utah 218 0 12 5 7 3,000
Vermont 17 0 0 0 0 15
Virginia 194 1 14 1 13 1,583
Washington 246 0 3 0 3 267
West Virginia 42 0 0 0 0 215
Wisconsin 209 0 18 2 16 476
Wyoming 19 0 1 0 1 270
United States, total1 15,775 34 878 134 744 50,977

1Total includes incidents for which the state is unreported and excludes incidents occurring in a U.S. territory or foreign country.

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 2005, Washington, DC: 2006, available at http://hazmat.dot.gov as of Oct. 5, 2006.