Table 2-20: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2005

Table 2-20: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2005

(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

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State Mode Total
Highway Rail Air Water2
Alabama 192 17 7 0 216
Alaska 3 0 45 0 48
Arizona 254 10 18 0 282
Arkansas 178 11 6 2 197
California 1,113 61 82 16 1,272
Colorado 245 4 17 0 266
Connecticut 213 0 1 0 214
Delaware 19 2 2 0 23
District of Columbia 5 0 0 0 5
Florida 555 12 35 9 611
Georgia 389 17 19 6 431
Hawaii 5 0 7 0 12
Idaho 31 2 3 0 36
Illinois 967 54 36 2 1,059
Indiana 303 17 16 0 336
Iowa 155 17 4 0 176
Kansas 308 12 11 0 331
Kentucky 192 24 218 0 434
Louisiana 184 72 5 0 261
Maine 26 2 1 0 29
Maryland 271 9 16 0 296
Massachusetts 215 3 10 0 228
Michigan 259 11 29 1 300
Minnesota 236 9 15 0 260
Mississippi 111 4 0 0 115
Missouri 377 12 10 0 399
Montana 27 2 2 0 31
Nebraska 47 9 10 0 66
Nevada 88 2 10 0 100
New Hampshire 23 0 4 0 27
New Jersey 380 27 20 9 436
New Mexico 54 8 5 0 67
New York 412 15 23 8 458
North Carolina 401 22 12 0 435
North Dakota 20 0 1 0 21
Ohio 1,174 38 421 0 1,633
Oklahoma 176 10 3 0 189
Oregon 191 8 19 0 218
Pennsylvania 807 33 21 1 862
Rhode Island 23 0 4 0 27
South Carolina 161 19 5 2 187
South Dakota 14 0 1 0 15
Tennessee 478 29 323 0 830
Texas 1,225 81 65 5 1,376
Utah 197 10 11 0 218
Vermont 12 0 5 0 17
Virginia 178 7 7 2 194
Washington 199 20 24 3 246
West Virginia 36 4 2 0 42
Wisconsin 190 6 13 0 209
Wyoming 13 5 1 0 19
United States, total1 13,340 737 1,630 68 15,775

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

2Includes 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 2005, Washington, DC: 2006, available at http://hazmat.dot.gov/ as of Oct. 5, 2006.