Table 2-9: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2002

Table 2-9: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2002

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State Accidents/ Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 264 18 123
Alaska 53 0 47
Arizona 190 16 133
Arkansas 281 28 150
California 1,012 129 700
Colorado 210 12 123
Connecticut 160 7 125
Delaware 58 7 44
District of Columbia 83 1 74
Florida 379 54 365
Georgia 365 20 167
Hawaii 0 0 0
Idaho 80 2 47
Illinois 1,216 58 941
Indiana 373 26 198
Iowa 254 22 125
Kansas 259 14 128
Kentucky 231 11 123
Louisiana 388 28 214
Maine 41 0 32
Maryland 134 9 171
Massachusetts 250 15 218
Michigan 297 11 191
Minnesota 309 17 199
Mississippi 204 24 92
Missouri 297 19 178
Montana 126 5 79
Nebraska 300 18 184
Nevada 39 4 26
New Hampshire 10 0 10
New Jersey 557 24 461
New Mexico 106 12 74
New York 1,066 30 947
North Carolina 191 23 97
North Dakota 116 3 1,521
Ohio 449 48 246
Oklahoma 175 21 85
Oregon 207 7 127
Pennsylvania 648 31 479
Rhode Island 21 1 19
South Carolina 154 22 100
South Dakota 48 3 20
Tennessee 266 16 141
Texas 1,293 83 753
Utah 85 5 45
Vermont 34 0 30
Virginia 209 13 135
Washington 245 15 171
West Virginia 119 3 74
Wisconsin 288 13 180
Wyoming 104 2 61
United States, total 14,244 950 10,973

NOTE: "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 ($6,600 in 1998); 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, Interim Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 2002, Washington, DC: 2003, table 2-11, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety/ as of Sept. 23, 2003.