Table 2-20: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2007

Table 2-20: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2007

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(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

State Mode Total
Highway Rail Air Water2
Alabama 198 19 1 0 218
Alaska 1 0 32 14 47
Arizona 314 11 13 0 338
Arkansas 186 4 5 1 196
California 1,597 71 100 4 1,772
Colorado 435 11 8 0 454
Connecticut 220 0 4 0 224
Delaware 24 0 3 0 27
District of Columbia 6 0 0 0 6
Florida 697 16 41 6 760
Georgia 491 19 32 5 547
Hawaii 3 0 10 2 15
Idaho 69 8 1 0 78
Illinois 1,211 66 31 0 1,308
Indiana 500 9 21 0 530
Iowa 171 5 6 1 183
Kansas 387 9 5 0 401
Kentucky 213 25 131 0 369
Louisiana 255 73 3 0 331
Maine 47 1 2 0 50
Maryland 325 11 8 0 344
Massachusetts 251 3 10 0 264
Michigan 312 14 36 0 362
Minnesota 319 11 9 0 339
Mississippi 141 8 1 0 150
Missouri 375 9 9 1 394
Montana 69 1 1 0 71
Nebraska 60 16 4 0 80
Nevada 151 3 5 0 159
New Hampshire 40 0 2 0 42
New Jersey 353 12 21 4 390
New Mexico 74 3 7 0 84
New York 502 14 21 0 537
North Carolina 463 12 18 0 493
North Dakota 35 1 3 0 39
Ohio 1,228 47 459 0 1,734
Oklahoma 250 6 6 0 262
Oregon 365 6 11 0 382
Pennsylvania 1,010 36 40 0 1,086
Rhode Island 52 0 1 0 53
South Carolina 218 14 9 1 242
South Dakota 28 0 2 0 30
Tennessee 588 25 258 0 871
Texas 1,411 91 58 4 1,564
Utah 316 7 15 0 338
Vermont 14 4 1 0 19
Virginia 208 8 9 1 226
Washington 313 14 25 15 367
West Virginia 58 7 2 0 67
Wisconsin 309 15 14 0 338
Wyoming 24 3 0 0 27
United States, total1 16,889 748 1,523 61 19,221

1 Total includes incidents for which the state is unreported and excludes incidents occurring in a U.S. territory or foreign country.
2 Includes 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, 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. 27, 2009.