NOTES: Water data are not included. On an average annual basis, 9 incidents are reported by vessels. Two injuries were reported in 1998; none in other years. Annual data for these incidents and injuries are in table 80 in appendix B.
The 1996 spike in rail injuries resulted from 1 train derailment in which 787 people were injured by the release of chlorine gas.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Hazardous Materials Information System database, available at http://hazmat.dot.gov/files/hazmat/10year/10yearfrm.htm, as of January 2003.