Table 2-20: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2010 and 2011

Table 2-20: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2010 and 2011

(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

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State 2010 2011
Mode Total Mode Total
Highway Rail Air Water2 Highway Rail Air Water2
Alabama 149 27 3 1 180 157 21 3 1 182
Alaska 1 0 101 19 121 1 0 116 10 127
Arizona 220 4 15 0 239 282 10 19 0 311
Arkansas 158 6 5 0 169 151 9 3 0 163
California 1,085 111 101 1 1,298 1,079 118 112 0 1,309
Colorado 359 13 4 0 376 373 10 9 0 392
Connecticut 159 1 1 0 161 155 0 2 0 157
Delaware 12 1 0 0 13 14 0 0 0 14
District of Columbia 3 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 2
Florida 477 14 38 36 565 497 18 70 32 617
Georgia 376 29 16 1 422 409 21 19 3 452
Hawaii 2 0 10 4 16 1 0 6 3 10
Idaho 45 4 2 0 51 46 9 6 0 61
Illinois 1,099 64 45 0 1,208 1,060 45 43 0 1,148
Indiana 324 15 54 0 393 349 21 47 0 417
Iowa 120 3 4 0 127 120 9 6 0 135
Kansas 265 9 5 0 279 285 15 9 0 309
Kentucky 181 16 245 0 442 184 17 184 0 385
Louisiana 217 44 3 1 265 231 60 5 2 298
Maine 36 2 0 0 38 29 2 2 0 33
Maryland 279 8 3 1 291 284 9 7 0 300
Massachusetts 228 4 17 0 249 217 1 21 0 239
Michigan 246 10 41 0 297 246 18 45 0 309
Minnesota 250 6 14 0 270 203 8 12 0 223
Mississippi 107 7 2 0 116 100 9 1 0 110
Missouri 242 14 8 0 264 261 11 19 0 291
Montana 47 5 2 0 54 51 4 7 0 62
Nebraska 45 9 1 0 55 38 7 2 0 47
Nevada 90 7 4 0 101 101 4 7 0 112
New Hampshire 30 0 3 0 33 24 0 5 0 29
New Jersey 297 16 27 2 342 297 8 48 0 353
New Mexico 49 9 1 0 59 55 7 3 0 65
New York 430 9 38 1 478 429 8 28 1 466
North Carolina 420 13 11 2 446 334 14 37 0 385
North Dakota 27 4 2 0 33 20 2 1 0 23
Ohio 810 30 20 0 860 783 26 26 0 835
Oklahoma 139 6 5 0 150 169 3 4 0 176
Oregon 228 16 14 0 258 226 6 16 0 248
Pennsylvania 695 22 33 0 750 666 27 42 1 736
Rhode Island 35 0 1 0 36 39 0 0 0 39
South Carolina 148 13 10 0 171 149 5 4 0 158
South Dakota 24 0 1 0 25 22 2 0 0 24
Tennessee 496 25 226 0 747 448 20 225 1 694
Texas 1,023 100 59 10 1,192 1,295 111 58 3 1,467
Utah 259 3 9 0 271 219 2 12 0 233
Vermont 12 0 1 0 13 9 0 1 0 10
Virginia 200 10 5 3 218 178 16 9 1 204
Washington 189 14 16 12 231 157 10 23 10 200
West Virginia 41 10 1 0 52 48 7 1 0 56
Wisconsin 243 15 13 0 271 223 7 8 0 238
Wyoming 19 3 0 0 22 10 4 1 0 15
United States, total1 12,636 751 1,240 94 14,721 12,726 741 1,334 68 14,869

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

2Includes only packaged shipments (i.e., nonbulk shipments).

KEY: R = revised.

NOTES: Hazardous materials Incident data are subject to revision and correction by the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety. 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.

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.