Table 2-10: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2007

Table 2-10: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2007

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

State Accidents/ Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 276 20 143
Alaska 53 0 51
Arizona 171 12 111
Arkansas 232 18 160
California 920 124 627
Colorado 222 5 129
Connecticut 135 8 113
Delaware 66 2 55
District of Columbia 116 0 108
Florida 339 54 240
Georgia 340 33 173
Hawaii 0 0 0
Idaho 87 3 56
Illinois 1,178 62 1,012
Indiana 395 34 199
Iowa 281 12 150
Kansas 289 14 180
Kentucky 208 16 107
Louisiana 330 22 180
Maine 44 1 31
Maryland 129 10 103
Massachusetts 159 15 134
Michigan 214 9 127
Minnesota 269 12 168
Mississippi 162 9 81
Missouri 263 12 188
Montana 152 3 114
Nebraska 322 8 191
Nevada 40 4 30
New Hampshire 5 0 3
New Jersey 495 16 401
New Mexico 97 16 63
New York 1,098 24 978
North Carolina 187 26 97
North Dakota 86 4 51
Ohio 426 31 235
Oklahoma 205 13 112
Oregon 177 7 114
Pennsylvania 848 28 831
Rhode Island 15 2 12
South Carolina 142 17 77
South Dakota 46 1 22
Tennessee 222 13 108
Texas 1,181 83 685
Utah 101 0 56
Vermont 28 0 22
Virginia 197 5 132
Washington 278 16 196
West Virginia 112 7 62
Wisconsin 185 8 117
Wyoming 136 6 90
United States, total 13,659 845 9,425

NOTES: "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 ($8,200 for 2007, 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, 2007 Preliminary Railroad Safety Statistics Bulletin (Data as of November 2008), table 2-11, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/publicsite/Prelim.aspx as of Jan. 12, 2009.