Table 2-18: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2000

Table 2-18: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2000

(Not including pipelines)

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  Incidents Deaths Injuries Damages
($ thousands)
Total Major Minor
Arkansas 226 0 4 0 4 1,058
United States 17,514 13 246 18 228 72,728

NOTES: U.S. total includes U.S. territories or foreign locations.

Hazardous material incident locations are often listed as the terminals or sorting centers where they are discovered. Therefore, states with this type of a facility may show a disproportionate number of incidents.

Hazardous materials transportation incidents required to be reported are defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 49 CFR Part 171.15, 171.16 (Form F 5800.1).

Hazardous materials deaths and injuries are caused by the hazardous material in commerce.