Table 2-18: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2002

Table 2-18: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2002

(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

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State Incidents Deaths Injuries Damages ($ thousands)
Total Major Minor
Alabama 190 0 1 0 1 1,771
Alaska 10 0 0 0 0 57
Arizona 203 0 7 0 7 528
Arkansas 178 1 2 1 1 804
California 1,119 0 5 0 5 1,608
Colorado 331 0 3 0 3 1,703
Connecticut 337 0 2 0 2 976
Delaware 29 0 3 0 3 109
District of Columbia 5 0 0 0 0 4
Florida 559 1 3 0 3 2,218
Georgia 408 0 5 0 5 1,351
Hawaii 6 0 0 0 0 5
Idaho 37 0 0 0 0 2,214
Illinois 1,324 1 8 2 6 1,430
Indiana 424 1 3 0 3 728
Iowa 137 0 0 0 0 409
Kansas 393 0 1 0 1 306
Kentucky 286 0 2 1 1 1,412
Louisiana 242 0 8 3 5 2,082
Maine 29 0 0 0 0 251
Maryland 294 0 5 0 5 288
Massachusetts 272 0 2 0 2 190
Michigan 271 0 4 0 4 298
Minnesota 245 0 1 0 1 587
Mississippi 164 0 3 0 3 787
Missouri 349 0 3 0 3 1,226
Montana 38 0 1 0 1 301
Nebraska 76 0 0 0 0 160
Nevada 56 0 1 0 1 460
New Hampshire 15 0 0 0 0 4
New Jersey 433 0 1 0 1 506
New Mexico 61 0 0 0 0 388
New York 438 1 2 0 2 1,033
North Carolina 651 0 4 0 4 1,949
North Dakota 26 1 2 2 0 106
Ohio 1,223 0 3 1 2 1,769
Oklahoma 136 0 8 1 7 182
Oregon 214 0 1 0 1 315
Pennsylvania 947 0 4 0 4 3,406
Rhode Island 29 0 0 0 0 95
South Carolina 167 0 2 0 2 541
South Dakota 12 0 0 0 0 10
Tennessee 868 0 8 2 6 3,996
Texas 1,206 1 6 1 5 4,610
Utah 179 0 2 0 2 386
Vermont 13 0 0 0 0 5
Virginia 158 0 3 2 1 2,257
Washington 175 0 3 0 3 651
West Virginia 67 0 4 0 4 1,071
Wisconsin 240 0 3 0 3 120
Wyoming 32 0 0 0 0 3,047
United States, total 15,302 7 129 16 113 50,711

NOTES: Hazardous material incident locations are often listed as the terminals or sorting centers where they are discovered. Therefore, states with this type of a facility may show a disproportionate number of incidents.

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).

Hazardous materials deaths and injuries are caused by the hazardous material in commerce.

Hazardous materials incident data are subject to revision and correction by the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Hazmat Summary by State for Calendar Year 2002, Washington, DC: 2003, available at http://hazmat.dot.gov as of Sept. 5, 2003.