Table 2-10: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2011

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

State Accidents/Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 174 17 110
Alaska 51 0 48
Arizona 88 9 66
Arkansas 164 8 87
California 699 79 606
Colorado 160 6 113
Connecticut 150 5 129
Delaware 66 2 59
District of Columbia 117 0 112
Florida 241 34 179
Georgia 253 19 139
Hawaii 0 0 0
Idaho 52 5 22
Illinois 998 49 795
Indiana 311 23 175
Iowa 193 11 119
Kansas 243 19 126
Kentucky 166 21 87
Louisiana 261 13 180
Maine 21 1 20
Maryland 176 14 126
Massachusetts 181 6 152
Michigan 162 12 93
Minnesota 221 9 127
Mississippi 120 6 75
Missouri 243 19 147
Montana 136 7 81
Nebraska 224 4 148
Nevada 37 8 124
New Hampshire 6 1 4
New Jersey 685 20 641
New Mexico 98 10 62
New York 1,182 26 1105
North Carolina 164 16 114
North Dakota 134 1 88
Ohio 278 18 142
Oklahoma 155 10 82
Oregon 123 6 89
Pennsylvania 682 34 561
Rhode Island 21 1 17
South Carolina 105 11 63
South Dakota 37 4 12
Tennessee 200 19 107
Texas 802 52 465
Utah 50 7 25
Vermont 19 0 17
Virginia 183 10 127
Washington 207 23 136
West Virginia 118 9 69
Wisconsin 188 12 113
Wyoming 67 1 38
United States, total 11,412 697 8,322

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 ($9,200 for 2010, 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, table 2-11, available at safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/publicsite/Prelim.aspx as of April 2013.