Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2006

Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2006

(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

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State Incidents Deaths Injuries Damages
($ thousands)
Total Major Minor
Alabama 243 0 4 3 1 1,277
Alaska 48 0 0 0 0 190
Arizona 372 0 6 1 5 2,079
Arkansas 219 0 2 0 2 720
California 1,833 0 11 1 10 18,830
Colorado 435 0 0 0 0 1,142
Connecticut 255 0 0 0 0 289
Delaware 19 0 0 0 0 8
District of Columbia 9 0 0 0 0 28
Florida 763 1 7 2 5 2,284
Georgia 533 1 8 0 8 1,500
Hawaii 11 0 0 0 0 2
Idaho 67 0 1 0 1 701
Illinois 1,454 0 12 2 10 4,543
Indiana 506 0 2 0 2 1,893
Iowa 193 0 2 0 2 333
Kansas 481 0 4 0 4 660
Kentucky 366 0 7 4 3 835
Louisiana 245 0 12 1 11 1,408
Maine 46 0 0 0 0 609
Maryland 342 0 2 0 2 465
Massachusetts 302 0 2 0 2 1,341
Michigan 357 0 8 0 8 158
Minnesota 397 0 1 0 1 900
Mississippi 142 0 1 0 1 253
Missouri 401 0 0 0 0 415
Montana 69 0 0 0 0 418
Nebraska 74 0 0 0 0 330
Nevada 173 0 2 0 2 949
New Hampshire 26 0 0 0 0 106
New Jersey 478 0 4 1 3 1,507
New Mexico 74 0 1 0 1 530
New York 556 0 50 0 50 3,541
North Carolina 505 0 4 2 2 923
North Dakota 32 0 0 0 0 85
Ohio 2,672 1 14 3 11 2,566
Oklahoma 212 0 1 0 1 327
Oregon 331 0 2 1 1 650
Pennsylvania 1,012 0 0 0 0 3,366
Rhode Island 58 0 0 0 0 16
South Carolina 197 0 0 0 0 1,360
South Dakota 28 0 0 0 0 279
Tennessee 866 0 4 1 3 966
Texas 1,538 0 33 6 27 6,531
Utah 321 1 5 0 5 824
Vermont 19 0 1 0 1 6
Virginia 202 0 4 2 2 563
Washington 362 0 0 0 0 525
West Virginia 62 2 1 0 1 273
Wisconsin 350 0 0 0 0 170
Wyoming 29 0 0 0 0 494
United States, total1 20,302 6 233 30 203 70,295

1 Total 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, 2006 Hazardous Materials Incident Data, Incident by State, Washington, DC: 2007, available at http://hazmat.dot.gov as of Jan. 29, 2008.