Table 2-10: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2006

Table 2-10: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2006

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

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State Accidents/ Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 315 21 156
Alaska 42 0 40
Arizona 205 27 117
Arkansas 274 15 141
California 900 130 523
Colorado 228 17 152
Connecticut 140 2 100
Delaware 68 2 56
District of Columbia 153 0 139
Florida 342 38 185
Georgia 356 16 167
Hawaii 3 0 2
Idaho 98 5 49
Illinois 1,068 53 763
Indiana 366 23 194
Iowa 244 8 118
Kansas 276 24 145
Kentucky 214 19 128
Louisiana 363 23 200
Maine 43 5 22
Maryland 122 11 68
Massachusetts 194 16 180
Michigan 246 23 139
Minnesota 242 20 137
Mississippi 169 17 84
Missouri 250 20 153
Montana 149 5 97
Nebraska 299 8 197
Nevada 68 6 41
New Hampshire 7 0 6
New Jersey 468 20 377
New Mexico 93 9 59
New York 901 16 783
North Carolina 206 29 104
North Dakota 80 2 50
Ohio 405 41 206
Oklahoma 197 21 98
Oregon 197 8 109
Pennsylvania 698 21 582
Rhode Island 21 2 18
South Carolina 130 21 71
South Dakota 52 2 34
Tennessee 239 22 117
Texas 1,198 93 651
Utah 86 2 39
Vermont 18 0 14
Virginia 207 7 119
Washington 264 21 163
West Virginia 116 9 59
Wisconsin 190 10 112
Wyoming 142 0 85
United States, total 13,352 910 8,349

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 ($7,700 for 2006, per 49 CFR 225.19); 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, Office of Safety Analysis, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/, query table 1.07, as of Dec. 10, 2007.