Table 2-14: Train Accident/Incident Fatalities, Including at Highway-Rail Crossings, by Category of Person Killed: 2008

Table 2-14: Train Accident/Incident Fatalities, Including at Highway-Rail Crossings, by Category of Person Killed: 2008

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

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State Worker on duty1 Passenger on train Trespasser Non-trespasser Other
Alabama 1 0 9 7 0
Alaska 0 0 0 1 0
Arizona 0 0 14 0 0
Arkansas 0 0 4 6 0
California 2 24 81 4 0
Colorado 1 0 5 7 0
Connecticut 0 0 6 0 0
Delaware 0 0 1 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 1 0 0
Florida 0 0 48 3 0
Georgia 0 0 17 6 0
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 1 2 0
Illinois 4 0 55 12 0
Indiana 1 0 17 9 0
Iowa 0 0 3 4 0
Kansas 1 0 4 9 0
Kentucky 0 0 9 3 0
Louisiana 0 0 8 14 0
Maine 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 1 0 7 0 0
Massachusetts 0 0 16 0 0
Michigan 0 0 8 3 0
Minnesota 0 0 7 4 0
Mississippi 0 0 7 11 0
Missouri 1 0 13 6 0
Montana 1 0 4 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 2 1 0
Nevada 0 0 4 0 0
New Hampshire 0 0 1 0 0
New Jersey 3 0 20 0 1
New Mexico 0 0 11 1 0
New York 1 0 20 3 0
North Carolina 2 0 21 4 0
North Dakota 0 0 2 1 0
Ohio 0 0 22 4 0
Oklahoma 3 0 6 3 0
Oregon 0 0 8 0 0
Pennsylvania 1 0 28 2 0
Rhode Island 1 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 0 0 10 4 0
South Dakota 0 0 1 0 0
Tennessee 0 0 25 0 0
Texas 3 0 39 11 0
Utah 0 0 2 0 0
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 0 0 7 2 0
Washington 0 0 13 1 0
West Virginia 0 0 4 2 0
Wisconsin 1 0 7 1 0
Wyoming 0 0 0 0 1
United States, total 28 24 598 151 2

1 Includes railroad employees, contractors, and volunteers.

NOTE: As defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, a Trespasser is any person on a part of railroad property used in railroad operations whose presence is prohibited, forbidden, or unlawful. Employees who are trespassing on railroad property are reported as Trespassers. Nontrespassers are persons lawfully on that part of railroad property that is used in railroad operation (other than defined as employees, passengers, trespassers, volunteers, or contractor employees), and persons adjacent to railroad premises when they are injured as the result of the operation of a railroad. "Other" includes employees not on duty, nontrespassers off railroad property, and volunteers or contractors who are not engaged in either the operation of on-track equipment or any other safety-sensitive function for the railroad.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 2008 Preliminary Railroad Safety Statistics Bulletin (Washington, DC: 2009 December issue), table 3-3, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/publicsite/Prelim.aspx as of May 05, 2010.