Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2007

Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2007

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(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

State Incidents Deaths Injuries Damages
($ thousands)
Total Major Minor
Alabama 218 0 3 0 3 1,293
Alaska 47 0 2 0 2 80
Arizona 338 0 6 2 4 1,594
Arkansas 196 0 0 0 0 943
California 1,772 0 23 2 21 4,097
Colorado 454 0 5 2 3 2,331
Connecticut 224 0 0 0 0 80
Delaware 27 0 0 0 0 9
District of Columbia 6 0 0 0 0 3
Florida 760 1 5 1 4 5,521
Georgia 547 1 4 0 4 921
Hawaii 15 0 0 0 0 23
Idaho 78 0 1 0 1 76
Illinois 1,307 1 10 1 9 2,357
Indiana 530 1 10 5 5 1,166
Iowa 183 0 0 0 0 451
Kansas 400 0 16 0 16 1,345
Kentucky 369 0 8 1 7 4,862
Louisiana 331 0 7 4 3 1,076
Maine 50 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 344 1 1 0 1 332
Massachusetts 264 0 1 0 1 3,826
Michigan 362 0 2 0 2 1,575
Minnesota 339 0 1 1 0 369
Mississippi 150 0 0 0 0 2,443
Missouri 394 1 5 2 3 1,356
Montana 71 0 0 0 0 197
Nebraska 80 0 2 0 2 72
Nevada 159 0 1 1 0 516
New Hampshire 42 0 0 0 0 5
New Jersey 390 0 3 2 1 793
New Mexico 84 0 1 0 1 106
New York 533 0 6 0 6 809
North Carolina 493 0 3 0 3 1,764
North Dakota 39 0 0 0 0 5
Ohio 1,734 0 4 2 2 14,721
Oklahoma 262 0 4 0 4 520
Oregon 382 0 14 0 14 164
Pennsylvania 1,086 0 9 2 7 1,728
Rhode Island 53 0 2 0 2 46
South Carolina 241 0 0 0 0 387
South Dakota 30 0 0 0 0 538
Tennessee 871 2 7 1 6 1,275
Texas 1,563 1 40 9 31 3,989
Utah 338 0 2 0 2 766
Vermont 19 0 0 0 0 1,095
Virginia 226 0 1 0 1 637
Washington 366 1 7 4 3 1,511
West Virginia 67 0 0 0 0 407
Wisconsin 338 0 2 0 2 491
Wyoming 27 0 1 0 1 726
United States, total1 19,212 10 219 42 177 71,511

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, 2007 Hazardous Materials Incident Data, Incident by State, Washington, DC: 2008, available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/library/data-stats as of Jan. 14, 2009.