TABLE E-6 Top 20 Hazardous Material Incidents: 2006

TABLE E-6 Top 20 Hazardous Material Incidents: 2006

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Rank Hazardous Materials Incidents
1 Paint (including Paint, Lacquer, Enamel,Stain, Shellac Solutions, Varnish, Polish, Liquid Filler, and Liquid Lacquer Base) or PAINT RELATED MATERIAL (including Paint Thinning or Reducing Compound) 3,411
2 Flammable liquids, N.O.S. 1,178
3 Diagnostic specimen 1,062
4 Isopropanol or isopropyl alcohol 761
5 Paint 742
6 Corrosive liquids, N.O.S. 638
7 Paint related material including paint thinning, drying, removing or reducing compound 592
8 Sodium hydroxide, solution 523
9 Resin solution, flammable 497
10 Corrosive liquid, acidic, inorganic, N.O.S 422
11 Printing ink, flammable 381
12 Corrosive liquid, acidic, inorganic, N.O.S. 351
13 Adhesives, containing a flammable liquid 302
14 Methanol or methyl alcohol 302
15 Fire extinguishers containing 300
16 Hydrochloric acid, solution 299
17 Potassium hydroxide, solution 270
18 Sulfuric acid 254
19 Gasoline 249
20 Acetone 211

KEY: N.O.S. = Not otherwise specified.

NOTES: Due to multiple commodities being involved in a single incident, the totals above may not correspond to the totals in other reports. Due to changes enacted Jan. 1, 2005, in reporting requirements and the 5800.1 form, reportable incidents now include all undeclared hazardous materials shipments and specification cargo tanks that receive damage to their lading retention systems while hauling hazardous materials.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Hazardous Materials Information System, available at http://hazmat.dot.gov/ as of August 2007.