Table 2-14: Types of People Injured in Train Accidents/Incidents: 2002

Table 2-14: Types of People Injured in Train Accidents/Incidents: 2002

(Includes highway-rail crossing)

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State Worker on duty1 Passenger on train Trespasser Nontrespasser Other
Alabama 87 2 7 20 7
Alaska 44 1 0 0 2
Arizona 109 5 15 3 1
Arkansas 105 1 11 30 3
California 481 71 68 27 53
Colorado 104 6 1 10 2
Connecticut 90 19 1 4 11
Delaware 40 0 0 1 3
District of Columbia 67 4 1 0 2
Florida 162 145 26 17 15
Georgia 123 3 18 9 14
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 42 0 1 3 1
Illinois 554 211 41 75 60
Indiana 129 15 15 23 16
Iowa 84 0 6 27 8
Kansas 83 2 7 25 11
Kentucky 90 3 13 14 3
Louisiana 133 8 19 50 4
Maine 31 0 1 0 0
Maryland 87 75 5 4 0
Massachusetts 188 16 4 5 5
Michigan 149 4 11 26 1
Minnesota 160 3 8 23 5
Mississippi 54 6 7 24 1
Missouri 119 4 16 24 15
Montana 62 5 2 6 4
Nebraska 154 2 5 13 10
Nevada 23 0 2 1 0
New Hampshire 7 0 1 2 0
New Jersey 346 27 15 52 21
New Mexico 54 7 7 5 1
New York 737 70 12 84 44
North Carolina 64 5 15 9 4
North Dakota 62 2 2 11 1,444
Ohio 183 8 27 19 9
Oklahoma 53 0 9 22 1
Oregon 93 9 13 9 3
Pennsylvania 385 36 27 17 14
Rhode Island 18 0 0 1 0
South Carolina 45 24 20 7 4
South Dakota 12 0 3 3 2
Tennessee 96 2 20 13 10
Texas 492 14 94 100 53
Utah 35 2 2 6 0
Vermont 28 0 1 1 0
Virginia 92 17 10 13 3
Washington 135 8 9 6 13
West Virginia 58 3 5 6 2
Wisconsin 138 3 4 30 5
Wyoming 57 0 1 0 3
United States, total 6,744 848 608 880 1,893

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.