Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2009 and 2010

Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2009 and 2010

(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

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State 2009 2010
Incidents Deaths Injuries Damages
($ thousands)
 Incidents Deaths Injuries Damages
($ thousands)
Total Major Minor Total Major Minor
Alabama (R) 129 0 3 0 3 (R) 288 180 1 1 0 1 493
Alaska 181 0 3 0 3 120 121 0 0 0 0 180
Arizona (R) 231 0 0 0 0 (R) 470 239 0 1 1 0 783
Arkansas (R) 153 0 (R) 7 (R) 3 4 303 169 0 1 0 1 481
California (R) 1,419 1 (R) 13 1 (R) 12 (R) 1,578 1,298 0 8 0 8 29,676
Colorado (R) 389 0 (R) 3 0 (R) 3 (R) 3,408 374 0 0 0 0 1,214
Connecticut (R) 223 0 0 0 0 (R) 287 161 0 0 0 0 77
Delaware 10 0 11 0 11 71 13 0 0 0 0 32
District of Columbia 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 8
Florida (R) 585 0 (R) 6 1 5 (R) 8,150 564 0 2 0 2 1,142
Georgia (R) 417 0 3 1 2 (R) 3,294 422 0 2 0 2 1,264
Hawaii 17 0 0 0 0 196 16 0 0 0 0 7
Idaho (R) 42 0 0 0 0 (R) 1,050 51 0 0 0 0 70
Illinois (R) 1,164 1 24 5 19 (R) 3,715 1,207 1 3 1 2 1,811
Indiana (R) 367 0 5 1 4 1,599 393 0 1 0 1 687
Iowa 142 0 1 0 1 437 127 0 1 0 1 466
Kansas (R) 322 0 (R) 3 0 (R) 3 372 279 0 0 0 0 431
Kentucky (R) 434 0 (R) 3 (R) 1 2 (R) 876 441 0 0 0 0 473
Louisiana (R) 216 0 4 0 4 (R) 1,633 263 0 5 0 5 1,445
Maine (R) 36 0 0 0 0 (R) 1,191 38 0 2 0 2 174
Maryland 340 0 3 2 1 (R) 10,592 280 0 6 1 5 506
Massachusetts (R) 298 0 0 0 0 (R) 1,049 249 0 4 0 4 661
Michigan (R) 315 0 (R) 3 (R) 2 1 (R) 398 297 0 0 0 0 402
Minnesota (R) 226 0 0 0 0 (R) 630 268 0 59 0 59 456
Mississippi (R) 109 1 (R) 5 (R) 2 (R) 3 (R) 1,382 116 0 0 0 0 1,130
Missouri (R) 274 0 12 0 12 (R) 1,207 264 0 6 2 4 3,031
Montana (R) 54 (R) 2 3 1 2 (R) 347 54 0 1 0 1 608
Nebraska (R) 57 0 1 0 1 (R) 228 55 0 2 0 2 36
Nevada (R) 88 0 1 0 1 (R) 471 101 0 0 0 0 57
New Hampshire 30 0 0 0 0 4 33 0 0 0 0 34
New Jersey (R) 326 0 2 0 2 280 342 0 1 0 1 1,113
New Mexico 60 0 0 0 0 717 59 0 2 0 2 274
New York (R) 470 0 (R) 6 0 (R) 6 (R) 1,224 477 1 5 1 4 1,892
North Carolina (R) 418 (R) 4 (R) 7 (R) 2 5 (R) 3,285 446 0 2 0 2 2,475
North Dakota (R) 18 0 0 0 0 (R) 644 33 0 0 0 0 187
Ohio (R) 888 0 3 0 3 (R) 1,697 860 0 10 2 8 1,887
Oklahoma (R) 171 (R) 1 1 1 0 (R) 845 149 0 7 2 5 417
Oregon (R) 269 0 3 1 2 (R) 532 258 0 2 0 2 1,130
Pennsylvania (R) 788 0 10 1 9 (R) 946 750 0 4 0 4 2,177
Rhode Island (R) 38 0 0 0 0 (R) 56 36 0 0 0 0 4
South Carolina (R) 142 1 7 0 7 (R) 1,710 172 1 2 1 1 712
South Dakota 19 0 0 0 0 34 25 0 1 1 0 184
Tennessee (R) 701 0 1 0 1 560 746 2 4 0 4 1,388
Texas (R) 1,157 (R) 1 39 2 37 (R) 7,731 1,191 1 14 3 11 5,609
Utah (R) 213 0 2 0 2 (R) 743 271 0 3 1 2 998
Vermont 13 0 0 0 0 1 13 0 0 0 0 9
Virginia (R) 202 0 3 0 3 (R) 1,316 217 0 4 0 4 1,408
Washington (R) 241 0 0 0 0 (R) 146 231 0 1 0 1 215
West Virginia 44 0 0 0 0 814 52 0 2 1 1 231
Wisconsin (R) 274 0 0 0 0 97 270 0 1 0 1 113
Wyoming (R) 19 0 0 0 0 (R) 76 20 0 0 0 0 312
United States, total1 (R) 14,742 (R) 12 (R) 201 (R) 27 (R) 174 (R) 68,798 14,694 7 170 17 153 70,573

1 Total excludes Incidents occurring in a U.S. territory or foreign country.

KEY: R = revised.

NOTES: Hazardous material incident locations are often listed as the terminals or sorting centers where they are discovered. Therefore, states with this type of 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, Hazmat Intelligence Portal, Yearly Indicent Summary Reports, Incidents by State, available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/library/data-stats/incidents as of Jun. 22, 2011.