Table 2-13: Types of People Killed in Train Accidents/Incidents: 2002

Table 2-13: Types of People Killed in Train Accidents/Incidents: 2002

(Includes highway-rail crossing)

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State Worker on duty1 Passenger on train Trespasser Nontrespasser Other
Alabama 0 0 10 8 0
Alaska 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona 1 0 14 1 0
Arkansas 1 0 13 13 1
California 1 3 114 9 2
Colorado 1 0 4 7 0
Connecticut 1 0 5 1 0
Delaware 1 0 4 2 0
District of Columbia 0 0 1 0 0
Florida 1 4 37 12 0
Georgia 1 0 17 2 0
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 1 1 0
Illinois 0 0 41 17 0
Indiana 1 0 13 12 0
Iowa 0 0 18 3 1
Kansas 0 0 5 9 0
Kentucky 1 0 6 4 0
Louisiana 0 0 18 10 0
Maine 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 0 0 9 0 0
Massachusetts 0 0 15 0 0
Michigan 0 0 7 4 0
Minnesota 0 0 13 4 0
Mississippi 0 0 10 14 0
Missouri 0 0 7 12 0
Montana 0 0 4 1 0
Nebraska 1 0 7 10 0
Nevada 0 0 3 1 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 0 0 23 0 1
New Mexico 0 0 11 1 0
New York 2 0 25 3 0
North Carolina 1 0 20 2 0
North Dakota 0 0 1 1 0
Ohio 2 0 21 24 1
Oklahoma 0 0 4 17 0
Oregon 0 0 7 0 0
Pennsylvania 3 0 27 1 0
Rhode Island 0 0 1 0 0
South Carolina 0 0 15 7 0
South Dakota 0 0 3 0 0
Tennessee 1 0 9 5 1
Texas 1 0 48 33 1
Utah 0 0 2 3 0
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 0 0 11 2 0
Washington 0 0 15 0 0
West Virginia 0 0 2 1 0
Wisconsin 1 0 6 6 0
Wyoming 1 0 0 1 0
United States, total 23 7 647 264 8

1 Includes railroad employee, contractor, and volunteer.

NOTE: As defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, a trespasser is any person on a part of railroad property used in railroad operations whose presence is prohibited, forbidden, or unlawful. Employees who are trespassing on railroad property are reported as trespassers. "Other" includes employees not on duty, nontrespassers off railroad property, and volunteers or contractors who are not engaged in either the operation of on-track equipment or any other safety-sensitive function for the railroad.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Interim Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 2002, Washington, DC: 2003, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety/ as of Sept. 23, 2003.