Table 2-23: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents: 2009 and 2010

Table 2-23: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents: 2009 and 2010

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State 2009 2010
Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage2 (dollars) Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage2 (dollars)
Alabama (R) 1 0 0 (R) 9,140 1 0 0 13,250
Alaska (R) 2 0 0 (R) 6,000 2 0 0 28,942,128
Arizona (R) 2 0 0 (R) 35,284 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 1 (R) 6 0 (R) 3,789,146 1 0 0 10,500
California (R) 19 0 0 (R) 1,315,463 14 0 0 5,995,496
Colorado (R) 3 0 0 (R) 304,759 3 0 0 31,633
Connecticut (R) 1 0 0 (R) 2,310 0 0 0 0
Delaware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Florida (R) 1 0 0 (R) 6,010 1 0 0 437,000
Georgia (R) 3 0 0 (R) 64,919 2 1 1 553,155
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 46,772
Illinois (R) 12 0 0 (R) 1,701,834 17 0 0 55,566,111
Indiana 2 0 0 (R) 93,357 6 0 2 13,249,098
Iowa (R) 7 0 0 (R) 464,925 8 0 0 952,474
Kansas (R) 21 0 0 (R) 1,850,791 28 0 0 1,438,501
Kentucky (R) 3 0 0 (R) 5,334,779 1 0 0 504
Louisiana (R) 17 (R) 2 3 (R) 6,453,146 27 0 0 18,965,168
Maine 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4,008
Maryland (R) 1 0 0 (R) 4,837 1 0 0 10,395
Massachusetts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michigan (R) 4 0 0 (R) 1,121,378 7 0 0 553,180,359
Minnesota (R) 11 0 0 (R) 3,935,862 12 0 0 2,216,131
Mississippi (R) 8 0 0 (R) 1,198,224 2 0 0 153,332
Missouri (R) 6 0 0 (R) 246,467 8 0 1 350,887
Montana (R) 6 0 0 (R) 2,934,138 3 0 0 198,223
Nebraska (R) 4 0 0 (R) 260,759 4 0 0 1,104,035
Nevada 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 39,518
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey (R) 7 0 0 (R) 195,840 11 0 0 498,824
New Mexico (R) 6 0 0 (R) 333,500 2 0 0 52,260
New York 1 0 0 (R) 234,340 3 0 0 2,147,773
North Carolina (R) 1 0 0 (R) 16,002 1 0 0 15,950
North Dakota (R) 3 0 0 (R) 23,655 6 0 0 4,237,780
Ohio (R) 13 0 0 (R) 7,694,944 3 0 0 1,034,544
Oklahoma (R) 32 0 1 (R) 3,778,037 30 0 0 4,474,532
Oregon 1 0 0 (R) 66,135 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania (R) 4 0 0 (R) 3,281,666 2 0 0 101,000
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Carolina (R) 2 0 0 (R) 73,050 4 0 0 54,870
South Dakota 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 237,925
Tennessee 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 31,019
Texas (R) 102 0 0 (R) 11,144,714 112 0 0 5,644,010
Utah (R) 4 0 0 (R) 2,086,340 2 0 0 7,775,364
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia (R) 3 0 0 (R) 190,350 2 0 0 128,696
Washington (R) 1 0 0 (R) 3,500 1 0 0 8,790
West Virginia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin (R) 7 0 0 (R) 604,463 4 0 0 331,121
Wyoming (R) 9 0 0 (R) 1,037,436 4 0 0 4,069,135
United States, total1 (R) 337 (R) 8 4 (R) 72,851,520 345 1 4 717,541,244

1 Incidents that have an "unknown" location are included in the U.S. total (6 Incidents, and $10,954,020 in Property damage for 2009; and 4 Incidents, and $3,238,973 in Property damage for 2010).

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.

One incident and $9,389 property damages in 2009 in Puerto Rico is not included.

KEY: R = revised.

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, Distribution, Transmission, and Liquid Accident and Incident Data, Hazardous Liquid Accident Data - January 2002 to December 2009 and Hazardous Liquid Accident Data - January 2010 to Present, available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/library/data-stats as of Jun. 22, 2011.