Table 2-20: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2011 and 2012

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(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

State 2011 2012
Mode Total Mode Total
Highway Rail Air Water2 Highway Rail Air Water2
Alabama 160 20 3 1 184 160 12 4 0 176
Alaska 1 0 116 10 127 0 0 145 31 176
Arizona 283 10 19 0 312 242 6 8 0 256
Arkansas 151 9 3 0 163 156 17 3 0 176
California 1,084 118 112 0 1,314 1,043 76 102 1 1,222
Colorado 375 10 9 0 394 359 5 11 0 375
Connecticut 157 0 2 0 159 187 0 10 0 197
Delaware 14 0 0 0 14 14 1 0 0 15
District of Columbia 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 1
Florida 499 18 70 32 619 565 12 69 13 659
Georgia 408 21 19 3 451 480 7 17 2 506
Hawaii 1 0 6 3 10 2 0 9 1 12
Idaho 46 9 6 0 61 24 4 2 0 30
Illinois 1,064 45 43 0 1,152 1,046 42 34 0 1,122
Indiana 351 21 47 0 419 388 21 50 0 459
Iowa 121 9 6 0 136 139 9 1 0 149
Kansas 287 15 9 0 311 258 17 6 0 281
Kentucky 185 17 189 0 391 175 10 172 0 357
Louisiana 232 60 5 2 299 185 44 4 1 234
Maine 29 2 2 0 33 23 1 1 0 25
Maryland 291 9 7 0 307 209 6 8 0 223
Massachusetts 219 1 21 0 241 210 1 32 0 243
Michigan 246 18 45 0 309 258 11 30 0 299
Minnesota 204 8 12 0 224 214 13 13 1 241
Mississippi 100 9 1 0 110 89 4 1 0 94
Missouri 262 11 19 0 292 310 10 15 0 335
Montana 50 4 7 0 61 33 6 6 0 45
Nebraska 39 7 2 0 48 47 8 2 0 57
Nevada 101 5 7 0 113 101 7 6 0 114
New Hampshire 26 0 5 0 31 28 0 6 0 34
New Jersey 299 8 49 0 356 294 12 55 0 361
New Mexico 55 7 3 0 65 42 5 0 0 47
New York 430 8 29 1 468 345 10 20 0 375
North Carolina 337 13 37 0 387 345 14 15 0 374
North Dakota 21 2 1 0 24 41 7 2 0 50
Ohio 782 26 27 0 835 846 26 31 0 903
Oklahoma 171 3 4 0 178 127 2 8 0 137
Oregon 228 6 16 0 250 257 9 16 0 282
Pennsylvania 670 27 42 1 740 717 18 21 0 756
Rhode Island 40 0 0 0 40 29 0 3 0 32
South Carolina 150 5 4 0 159 135 5 4 0 144
South Dakota 22 2 0 0 24 24 0 6 0 30
Tennessee 448 20 226 1 695 434 20 290 0 744
Texas 1,302 111 58 3 1,474 1,177 105 69 5 1,356
Utah 220 2 12 0 234 258 3 7 0 268
Vermont 10 0 1 0 11 17 0 0 0 17
Virginia 180 16 9 1 206 197 14 9 0 220
Washington 159 10 23 10 202 151 11 29 5 196
West Virginia 48 7 1 0 56 41 7 2 0 50
Wisconsin 223 7 8 0 238 250 9 9 0 268
Wyoming 11 4 1 0 16 20 4 0 0 24
United States, total1 12,794 740 1,344 68 14,946 12,692 631 1,364 60 14,747

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

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

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