TABLE 1-1-7 - Top 20 Reported Hazardous Material Incidents by Material: 2009

TABLE 1-1-7 - Top 20 Reported Hazardous Material Incidents by Material: 2009

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Rank Commodity Name Hazard Class Incidents
1 Paint or Paint-Related Material Flammable-Combustible Liquid 1,355
2 Paint-Related Material (including paint thinning, drying, removing or reducing compound) Flammable-Combustible Liquid 1,070
3 Flammable Liquids, N.O.S. Flammable-Combustible Liquid 800
4 Paint (including paint, lacquer, enamel, stain, shellac solutions, varnish, polish, liquid filler, and liquid lacquer base) Combustible Liquid 612
5 Corrosive Liquids, N.O.S. Corrosive Material 601
6 Isopropanol Flammable-Combustible Liquid 481
7 Sodium Hydroxide Solution Corrosive Material 412
8 Fire Extinguishers Nonflammable Compressed Gas 320
9 Hydrochloric Acid Solution Corrosive Material 319
10 Corrosive Liquid, Basic, Inorganic Corrosive Material 318
11 Printing Ink, Flammable Flammable-Combustible Liquid 280
12 Resin Solution, Flammable Flammable-Combustible Liquid 262
13 Corrosive Liquid, Acidic, Inorganic Corrosive Material 248
14 Methanol Flammable-Combustible Liquid 236
15 Consumer Commodity Other Regulated Material, Class D 226
16 Alcohols, N.O.S. Flammable-Combustible Liquid 222
17 Potassium Hydroxide Solution Corrosive Material 221
18 Gasoline Flammable-Combustible Liquid 217
19 Aerosols Flammable Flammable Compressed Gas 189
20 Sulfuric Acid Corrosive Material 179

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. Reporting requirements and the 5800.1 form were changed as of Jan. 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 as of July 2010.