Table 2-22: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents: 2002

Table 2-22: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents: 2002

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State Number of incidents Number of fatalities Number of injuries Property damage (dollars)
Alabama 2 0 0 0
Alaska 0 0 0 0
Arizona 3 0 0 0
Arkansas 3 0 0 0
California 35 0 0 95,000
Colorado 2 0 0 0
Connecticut 0 0 0 0
Delaware 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
Florida 0 0 0 0
Georgia 4 0 0 0
Hawaii 2 0 0 4,500
Idaho 1 0 0 0
Illinois 20 0 0 27,000
Indiana 12 0 0 350
Iowa 10 0 0 16,000
Kansas 29 0 0 151,925
Kentucky 1 0 0 0
Louisiana 22 0 0 215,000
Maine 0 0 0 0
Maryland 1 0 0 0
Massachusetts 2 0 0 0
Michigan 2 0 0 0
Minnesota 10 0 0 249,800
Mississippi 7 0 0 0
Missouri 9 0 0 1,000
Montana 5 0 0 0
Nebraska 12 0 0 2,000
Nevada 1 0 0 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 5 0 0 0
New Mexico 10 0 0 0
New York 3 0 0 5,000
North Carolina 4 0 0 0
North Dakota 8 0 0 0
Ohio 13 1 0 42,000
Oklahoma 45 0 0 18,200
Oregon 1 0 0 0
Pennsylvania 11 0 0 50,000
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 1 0 0 0
South Dakota 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 1 0 0 0
Texas 120 0 0 45,650
Utah 3 0 0 20,000
Vermont 0 0 0 0
Virginia 2 0 0 0
Washington 3 0 0 0
West Virginia 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 5 0 0 0
Wyoming 12 0 0 5,000
United States, total1 451 1 0 948,425

1 Incidents that have an "unknown" location are included in the totals.

NOTES: Historical totals may change as the Office of Pipeline Safety receives supplemental information on incidents.

Incidents are reported on Form RSPA F 7100.1. 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 50 or more barrels (8 or more cubic meters) 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, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, available at http://ops.dot.gov as of Oct. 10, 2003.