Table 2-10: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2010

Table 2-10: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2010

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

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State Accidents/Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 208 15 107
Alaska 54 0 52
Arizona 113 16 79
Arkansas 159 15 104
California 710 89 534
Colorado 141 11 95
Connecticut 142 6 109
Delaware 71 1 67
District of Columbia 88 1 89
Florida 253 47 181
Georgia 249 25 143
Hawaii 0 0 0
Idaho 50 1 23
Illinois 1,088 60 830
Indiana 286 16 169
Iowa 209 6 117
Kansas 198 11 121
Kentucky 148 15 76
Louisiana 258 25 162
Maine 23 0 16
Maryland 170 17 120
Massachusetts 249 7 228
Michigan 178 15 117
Minnesota 219 7 160
Mississippi 115 13 58
Missouri 252 20 188
Montana 158 5 102
Nebraska 230 7 132
Nevada 37 4 28
New Hampshire 2 0 2
New Jersey 589 24 503
New Mexico 94 12 76
New York 1,122 22 1043
North Carolina 175 19 127
North Dakota 110 5 78
Ohio 294 21 145
Oklahoma 160 11 93
Oregon 133 8 85
Pennsylvania 747 25 623
Rhode Island 18 0 16
South Carolina 113 9 64
South Dakota 34 1 19
Tennessee 167 10 94
Texas 828 55 516
Utah 59 5 36
Vermont 20 1 15
Virginia 202 10 140
Washington 270 16 189
West Virginia 106 5 60
Wisconsin 151 11 105
Wyoming 89 0 57
United States, total 11,539 725 8,293

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, Railroad Safety Statistics Preliminary Annual Report December 2010 , 2-11, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/publicsite/Prelim.aspx as of March 16, 2012.