Table 2-23: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents: 2007

Table 2-23: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents: 2007

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State Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage2 (dollars)
Alabama 2 0 0 291,660
Alaska 1 0 0 460,512
Arizona 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 2 0 0 635,246
California 7 0 0 3,503,385
Colorado 3 0 0 169,163
Connecticut 0 0 0 0
Delaware 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
Florida 1 0 1 170,213
Georgia 2 0 0 1,810,200
Hawaii 1 0 0 129,000
Idaho 0 0 0 0
Illinois 5 0 0 890,871
Indiana 2 0 0 2,136,950
Iowa 1 0 0 208,200
Kansas 3 0 0 1,549,560
Kentucky 0 0 0 0
Louisiana 5 0 0 1,600,224
Maine 0 0 0 0
Maryland 0 0 0 0
Massachusetts 0 0 0 0
Michigan 1 0 0 67,000
Minnesota 2 2 0 2,625,101
Mississippi 5 2 8 3,704,725
Missouri 2 0 0 2,886,275
Montana 1 0 0 17,120
Nebraska 2 0 0 763,243
Nevada 1 0 0 1,164,867
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 1 0 0 21,000
New Mexico 1 0 0 10,000
New York 1 0 0 95,100
North Carolina 1 0 0 92,438
North Dakota 3 0 0 188,356
Ohio 3 0 0 205,000
Oklahoma 3 0 0 631,251
Oregon 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 1 0 1 2,725,000
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 0 0 0 0
South Dakota 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 0 0 0 0
Texas 44 0 0 17,761,557
Utah 2 0 0 285,051
Vermont 0 0 0 0
Virginia 1 0 0 1,005
Washington 0 0 0 0
West Virginia 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 3 0 0 3,447,267
Wyoming 1 0 0 247,943
United States, total1 116 4 10 51,271,745

1 Incidents that have an "unknown" location are included in the U.S. total (2 incidents,. $777,262 in property damage)
2 The property damage category includes public and private property damage, value of product loss, and the value of operator property damage. It does not include the costs of emergency response, environmental remediation, other operator costs, and other public costs.

NOTES: Historical totals may change as the Office of Pipeline Safety receives supplemental information on incidents.
Incidents are reported on DOT Form 7000-1. An accident report is required for each failure in a pipeline system in which there is a release of the hazardous liquid or carbon dioxide transported resulting in any of the following:
1. Explosion or fire not intentionally set by the operator; 2. Loss of 5 or more gallons of hazardous liquid or carbon dioxide; 3. Escape to the atmosphere of more than 5 barrels (0.8 cubic meters) a day of highly volatile liquids; 4. Death of any person; 5. Bodily harm to any person resulting in: a. loss of consciousness; or b. necessity to carry the person from the scene; or c. necessity for medical treatment; or d. disability which prevents the discharge of normal duties or the pursuit of normal activities beyond the day of the accident; 6. Estimated property damage, including cost of clean-up and recovery, value of lost product, and damage to the property of the operator or others, or both, exceeding $50,000.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, personal communication, Jan. 26, 2009.