Table 2-23: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents: 2010 and 2011

Table 2-23: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents: 2010 and 2011

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State 2010 2011
Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Damages
($1000)2
Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Damages
($1000)2
Alabama 1 0 0 13 2 0 0 509
Alaska 2 0 0 28,942 1 0 0 15,700
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 1 0 0 11 1 0 0 37
California 14 0 0 (R) 7,013 23 0 0 5,038
Colorado 3 0 0 32 1 0 0 3
Connecticut 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2,033
Delaware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 1 0 0 437 1 0 0 0
Georgia 2 1 1 553 2 0 0 43
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 1 0 0 47 1 0 0 219
Illinois 17 0 0 (R) 57,957 20 0 0 3,749
Indiana 6 0 2 13,249 5 0 0 421
Iowa 8 0 0 (R) 954 11 0 0 7,905
Kansas 31 0 0 (R) 1,465 20 0 0 2,965
Kentucky 1 0 0 (R) 101 2 0 0 26
Louisiana 27 0 0 18,965 15 0 0 2,372
Maine 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Maryland 1 0 0 10 2 0 0 5
Massachusetts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michigan 7 0 0 553,180 4 0 0 8,150
Minnesota 12 0 0 (R) 2,989 3 0 0 15
Mississippi 2 0 0 153 3 0 0 157
Missouri 8 0 1 351 2 0 0 20
Montana 3 0 0 198 4 0 0 135,054
Nebraska 4 0 0 (R) 1,032 5 0 0 3,042
Nevada 1 0 0 40 0 0 0 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 11 0 0 (R) 520 12 0 0 1,805
New Mexico 2 0 0 52 2 0 0 202
New York 3 0 0 2,148 2 0 0 1,485
North Carolina 1 0 0 16 2 0 0 24
North Dakota 6 0 0 4,238 9 0 0 1,708
Ohio 3 0 0 (R) 1,117 5 0 0 600
Oklahoma 30 0 0 (R) 5,126 40 0 0 6,123
Oregon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 2 0 0 101 5 0 0 1,003
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 4 0 0 55 2 0 0 21
South Dakota 2 0 0 238 3 0 0 44
Tennessee 1 0 0 31 0 0 0 0
Texas 112 0 0 (R) 6,216 119 1 5 19,524
Utah 2 0 0 (R) 13,989 0 0 0 0
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 2 0 0 129 2 0 0 24
Washington 1 0 0 9 1 0 0 20
West Virginia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 4 0 0 331 4 0 0 376
Wyoming 4 0 0 4,069 7 0 0 435
United States, total1 348 1 4 (R) 729,320 346 1 5 225,259

1Incidents that have an "unknown" location are included in the U.S. total (4 Incidents, and $3,238,973 in Property damage for 2010; and 2 Incidents, and $4,400,010 in Property damage for 2011).

2The 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 with $490,276 in property damages in Puerto Rico in 2010 was excluded.

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, Incident Data Access 2012-03-05, available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/library/data-stats as of March 19, 2012.