Table 2-10: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2009

Table 2-10: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2009

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

Excel | CSV

State Accidents/ Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 205 12 105
Alaska 117 3 104
Arizona 126 14 83
Arkansas 183 9 117
California 713 76 507
Colorado 176 3 124
Connecticut 125 4 104
Delaware 46 2 38
District of Columbia 86 1 79
Florida 222 29 166
Georgia 292 16 154
Hawaii 0 0 0
Idaho 61 4 39
Illinois 1,026 41 814
Indiana 278 27 168
Iowa 187 10 102
Kansas 204 8 111
Kentucky 155 6 87
Louisiana 224 21 132
Maine 19 1 12
Maryland 124 5 89
Massachusetts 249 12 238
Michigan 166 20 111
Minnesota 202 16 122
Mississippi 111 14 82
Missouri 236 20 162
Montana 147 4 126
Nebraska 248 11 156
Nevada 27 0 19
New Hampshire 6 0 3
New Jersey 460 25 361
New Mexico 86 15 52
New York 1,071 29 970
North Carolina 167 23 111
North Dakota 87 3 59
Ohio 270 32 135
Oklahoma 137 11 64
Oregon 108 5 74
Pennsylvania 749 33 640
Rhode Island 12 3 6
South Carolina 104 12 56
South Dakota 40 4 25
Tennessee 198 6 105
Texas 768 56 477
Utah 73 3 45
Vermont 28 2 19
Virginia 193 11 128
Washington 251 17 179
West Virginia 122 9 89
Wisconsin 150 4 101
Wyoming 94 3 64
United States, total 11,129 695 7,914

NOTE: Data are preliminary. 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 ($8,500 for 2008, 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, 2009 Preliminary Railroad Safety Statistics Bulletin (Washington, DC: December 2010), table 2-11, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/ as of Jun. 21, 2011.