|Number of incidents||15||12||19||24||15||23|
|Number of fatalities||2||1||0||1||0||1|
|Number of injuries||2||3||3||3||5||1|
|Property damage ($ thousands)||1||5||2||3||2||5|
|United States, total|
|Number of incidents||188||193||171||153||168||147|
|Number of fatalities||3||5||0||2||4||1|
|Number of injuries||11||13||5||6||20||4|
|Property damage ($ thousands)||32,519||81,083||42,811||62,865||43,109||115,704|
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 Jan. 7, 2002.