TABLE 2-2-7 - Top 20 Hazardous Material Incidents: 2007

TABLE 2-2-7 - Top 20 Hazardous Material Incidents: 2007

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Rank Hazardous Materials Incidents
1 Paint or paint-related material 2,784
2 Flammable liquids, NOS 1,092
3 Paint-related material (including paint thinning, drying, removing or reducing compound) 979
4 Paint (including Paint, Lacquer, Enamel,Stain, Shellac Solutions, Varnish, Polish, Liquid Filler, and Liquid Lacquer Base) 731
5 Corrosive Liquids, NOS 666
6 Fire extinguishers (containing a compressed gas) 601
7 Isopropanol 528
8 Sodium hydroxide, solution 517
9 Resin solution, flammable 497
10 Corrosive Liquid, basic, inorganic 448
11 Printing Ink, flammable 436
12 Corrosive Liquid, acidic, inorganic 381
13 Hydrochloric acid, solution 349
14 Biological substance, Category B 288
15 Adhesives (containing a flammable liquid) 264
16 Potassium Hydroxide, solution 251
17 Gasoline 244
18 Methanol 240
19 Alcohols, NOS 225
20 Sulfuric Acid 221

KEY: NOS = 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. Reporting requirements and the 5800.1 form were changed as of January 1, 2005. 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, Hazardous Materials Information System, available at http://hazmat.dot.gov/pubs/inc/hmisframe.htm as of July 2008.