Table 2-23: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents: 2011 and 2012

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State 2011 2012
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 2 0 0 (R) 838 2 0 0 32
Alaska 1 0 0 15,700 2 0 0 40
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 1 0 0 37 1 0 0 43
California (R) 24 0 0 (R) 6,157 22 0 0 1,490
Colorado 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 2
Connecticut 1 0 0 2,233 0 0 0 0
Delaware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 1 0 0 (R) 4,741 1 0 0 186
Georgia 2 0 0 43 3 0 0 77
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 1 0 0 219 0 0 0 0
Illinois 20 0 0 (R) 3,884 18 2 3 16,696
Indiana 5 0 0 421 6 0 0 222
Iowa (R) 10 0 0 (R) 7,887 6 0 0 344
Kansas 20 0 0 (R) 3,084 21 0 0 2,594
Kentucky 2 0 0 26 2 0 0 31
Louisiana 15 0 0 (R) 2,531 30 0 0 10,261
Maine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 0
Massachusetts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michigan 4 0 0 (R) 15,826 4 0 0 576
Minnesota 3 0 0 15 11 0 0 2,395
Mississippi 3 0 0 157 5 0 0 549
Missouri 2 0 0 (R) 26 6 0 0 701
Montana 4 0 0 135,054 6 0 0 251
Nebraska (R) 6 0 0 (R) 5,654 4 0 0 1,292
Nevada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 12 0 0 (R) 1,820 14 0 0 1,478
New Mexico 2 0 0 202 5 0 0 48
New York 2 0 0 (R) 3,558 1 0 0 62
North Carolina 2 0 0 24 0 0 0 0
North Dakota (R) 8 0 0 (R) 1,672 3 0 0 877
Ohio 5 0 0 (R) 794 5 0 0 19,093
Oklahoma (R) 39 0 0 (R) 6,064 28 0 0 1,518
Oregon 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 75
Pennsylvania 5 0 0 (R) 1,384 5 0 0 525
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 2 0 0 21 1 0 0 1,100
South Dakota 3 0 0 44 1 0 0 266
Tennessee 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1,211
Texas 119 1 (R) 2 (R) 20,258 120 1 1 18,302
Utah 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 32
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 2 0 0 24 4 0 0 155
Washington 1 0 0 20 3 0 0 18
West Virginia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 4 0 0 376 7 0 0 27,896
Wyoming 7 0 0 (R) 1,972 11 0 0 426
United States, total1 (R) 345 1 (R) 2 (R) 247,174 365 3 4 111,094

1Incidents that have an "unknown" location are included in the U.S. total (two Incidents causing $4,400,010 in property damage for 2011; and one incident causing $230,005 in property damage for 2012).

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 2011 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 Statistics, available at www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/library/data-stats as of April 2013.