Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2010 and 2011

Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2010 and 2011

(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

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State 2010 2011
Incidents Deaths Injuries Damages
($1,000)
Incidents Deaths Injuries Damages
($1,000)
Total Major Minor Total Major Minor
Alabama 180 1 1 0 1 493 182 0 7 0 7 921
Alaska 121 0 0 0 0 180 127 0 0 0 0 393
Arizona 239 0 1 1 0 783 311 0 0 0 0 8,096
Arkansas 169 0 1 0 1 481 163 0 0 0 0 730
California 1,298 0 8 0 8 29,676 1,309 0 11 3 8 22,632
Colorado (R) 376 0 0 0 0 (R) 1,216 392 2 1 0 1 3,629
Connecticut 161 0 0 0 0 77 157 0 2 0 2 1,734
Delaware 13 0 0 0 0 32 14 0 0 0 0 5
District of Columbia 3 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 0 0 0
Florida (R) 565 0 2 0 2 1,142 617 2 10 4 6 5,416
Georgia 422 0 2 0 2 1,264 452 1 2 0 2 1,008
Hawaii 16 0 0 0 0 7 10 0 0 0 0 2
Idaho 51 0 0 0 0 70 61 0 1 0 1 3,095
Illinois (R) 1,208 1 3 1 2 (R) 1,866 1,148 0 8 1 7 6,350
Indiana 393 0 1 0 1 687 417 0 8 0 8 1,283
Iowa 127 0 1 0 1 466 135 0 2 2 0 203
Kansas 279 0 0 0 0 431 309 1 2 0 2 693
Kentucky (R) 442 0 0 0 0 473 385 1 5 0 5 649
Louisiana (R) 265 0 5 0 5 (R) 1,582 298 0 5 0 5 3,101
Maine 38 0 2 0 2 174 33 0 0 0 0 686
Maryland (R) 291 0 (R) 5 (R) 5 (R) 511 300 0 1 1 0 344
Massachusetts 249 0 4 0 4 661 239 1 2 1 1 603
Michigan 297 0 0 0 0 402 309 0 4 1 3 11,788
Minnesota (R) 270 0 59 0 59 456 223 0 0 0 0 439
Mississippi 116 0 0 0 0 1,130 110 0 1 1 0 652
Missouri 264 0 6 2 4 3,031 291 0 2 1 1 635
Montana 54 0 1 0 1 608 62 0 1 0 1 51
Nebraska 55 0 2 0 2 36 47 0 0 0 0 392
Nevada 101 0 0 0 0 57 112 0 4 0 4 95
New Hampshire 33 0 0 0 0 34 29 0 0 0 0 17
New Jersey 342 0 1 0 1 1,113 353 0 7 0 7 808
New Mexico 59 0 2 0 2 274 65 0 1 0 1 628
New York (R) 478 1 5 1 4 (R) 1,967 466 1 5 0 5 17,924
North Carolina 446 0 2 0 2 (R) 2,541 385 0 0 0 0 412
North Dakota 33 0 0 0 0 187 23 0 0 0 0 129
Ohio 860 0 10 2 8 1,887 835 0 10 1 9 2,431
Oklahoma (R) 150 0 7 2 5 (R) 588 176 0 3 2 1 1,034
Oregon 258 0 2 0 2 1,130 248 1 3 0 3 2,438
Pennsylvania 750 0 4 0 4 2,177 736 0 6 1 5 3,276
Rhode Island 36 0 0 0 0 4 39 0 0 0 0 7
South Carolina (R) 171 1 2 1 1 712 158 0 1 0 1 475
South Dakota 25 0 1 1 0 184 24 0 0 0 0 19
Tennessee (R) 747 2 4 0 4 1,388 694 0 3 1 2 1,218
Texas (R) 1,192 1 14 3 11 5,609 1,467 1 22 2 20 6,749
Utah 271 0 3 1 2 998 233 0 0 0 0 3,399
Vermont 13 0 0 0 0 9 10 0 1 0 1 6
Virginia (R) 218 0 4 0 4 1,408 204 0 11 3 8 203
Washington 231 0 1 0 1 215 200 0 1 0 1 1,428
West Virginia 52 0 2 1 1 231 56 0 0 0 0 456
Wisconsin (R) 271 0 1 0 1 (R) 212 238 0 0 0 0 554
Wyoming (R) 22 0 0 0 0 (R) 393 15 0 0 0 0 263
United States, total1 (R) 14,721 7 (R) 169 (R) 16 (R) 153 (R) 71,264 14,869 11 153 25 128 119,498

1Total 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 March 19, 2012.