Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2011 and 2012

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(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

State 2011 2012
    Injuries Damages
($1,000)
    Injuries Damages
($1,000)
Incidents Deaths Total Major Minor Incidents Deaths Total Major Minor
Alabama 184 0 7 0 7 2,068 176 0 0 0 0 300
Alaska 127 0 0 0 0 393 176 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona 312 1 0 0 0 8,114 256 0 2 0 2 734
Arkansas 163 0 0 0 0 730 176 0 1 0 1 1,308
California 1,314 0 13 3 10 24,193 1,222 1 23 3 20 4,137
Colorado 394 3 1 0 1 3,862 375 0 4 0 4 1,997
Connecticut 159 0 2 0 2 1,903 197 0 0 0 0 197
Delaware 14 0 0 0 0 5 15 0 0 0 0 3
District of Columbia 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 619 2 21 5 16 5,425 659 1 7 0 7 3,910
Georgia 451 1 2 0 2 1,008 506 0 9 1 8 1,364
Hawaii 10 0 0 0 0 2 12 0 0 0 0 210
Idaho 61 0 1 0 1 3,095 30 0 1 1 0 139
Illinois 1,152 0 8 1 7 6,350 1,122 0 8 1 7 1,755
Indiana 419 0 8 0 8 1,611 459 1 1 0 1 1,711
Iowa 136 0 2 2 0 206 149 0 1 0 1 530
Kansas 311 1 2 0 2 708 281 0 3 1 2 1,426
Kentucky 391 1 4 0 4 649 357 0 2 0 2 5,250
Louisiana 299 0 5 0 5 3,109 234 0 8 1 7 3,810
Maine 33 0 0 0 0 686 25 0 0 0 0 35
Maryland 307 0 2 1 1 354 223 1 0 0 0 794
Massachusetts 241 1 2 1 1 984 243 0 3 0 3 887
Michigan 309 0 4 1 3 11,788 299 0 4 0 4 578
Minnesota 224 0 0 0 0 590 241 1 5 2 3 551
Mississippi 110 0 1 0 1 652 94 0 1 1 0 466
Missouri 292 0 2 1 1 635 335 0 1 0 1 616
Montana 61 0 0 0 0 51 45 0 0 0 0 240
Nebraska 48 0 0 0 0 397 57 0 1 0 1 587
Nevada 113 0 4 0 4 119 114 0 0 0 0 260
New Hampshire 31 0 0 0 0 112 34 0 0 0 0 10
New Jersey 356 0 6 0 6 872 361 1 1 0 1 1,722
New Mexico 65 0 1 0 1 628 47 0 5 0 5 626
New York 468 1 5 0 5 17,924 375 0 3 0 3 1,763
North Carolina 387 0 0 0 0 668 374 0 0 0 0 1,836
North Dakota 24 0 0 0 0 185 50 0 0 0 0 1,049
Ohio 835 0 10 1 9 2,431 903 0 6 0 6 2,977
Oklahoma 178 0 3 2 1 1,234 137 0 1 0 1 1,223
Oregon 250 1 3 0 3 2,438 282 0 17 1 16 258
Pennsylvania 740 0 6 1 5 3,286 756 0 11 1 10 2,616
Rhode Island 40 0 0 0 0 7 32 0 1 0 1 3
South Carolina 159 0 1 0 1 657 144 0 2 0 2 1,302
South Dakota 24 0 0 0 0 19 30 0 0 0 0 21
Tennessee 695 0 3 1 2 1,218 744 0 5 0 5 1,039
Texas 1,474 1 23 3 20 7,080 1,356 2 23 2 21 8,381
Utah 234 0 0 0 0 3,460 268 0 0 0 0 547
Vermont 11 0 1 0 1 67 17 0 0 0 0 61
Virginia 206 0 11 3 8 265 220 1 7 1 6 1,128
Washington 202 0 1 0 1 1,530 196 1 5 2 3 7,149
West Virginia 56 0 0 0 0 456 50 0 1 0 1 1,169
Wisconsin 238 0 0 0 0 554 268 1 0 0 0 1,526
Wyoming 16 0 0 0 0 263 24 0 0 0 0 773
United States, total1 14,946 13 165 26 139 125,041 14,747 11 173 18 155 70,977

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

NOTES: Data for 2011 are revised. 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 Incident Summary Reports, available at www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/library/data-stats/incidents as of April 2013.