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Table 2-10: Rail Accidents/Incidents: 2013

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(Includes freight railroad, Amtrak, and commuter rail operations)

State Accidents/Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 202 18 109
Alaska 41 0 39
Arizona 104 7 69
Arkansas 139 10 82
California 806 108 585
Colorado 113 7 77
Connecticut 128 4 247
Delaware 62 0 53
District of Columbia 136 0 135
Florida 318 34 221
Georgia 276 28 201
Hawaii 0 0 0
Idaho 66 6 29
Illinois 984 35 727
Indiana 301 31 185
Iowa 163 13 96
Kansas 197 8 110
Kentucky 134 14 74
Louisiana 248 13 145
Maine 33 1 19
Maryland 147 10 124
Massachusetts 204 7 177
Michigan 189 9 116
Minnesota 237 11 158
Mississippi 105 9 82
Missouri 221 9 158
Montana 104 2 70
Nebraska 202 3 127
Nevada 37 3 23
New Hampshire 4 0 3
New Jersey 779 21 739
New Mexico 96 17 48
New York 1,293 30 1310
North Carolina 215 25 151
North Dakota 110 5 83
Ohio 284 31 157
Oklahoma 167 15 79
Oregon 126 7 89
Pennsylvania 635 23 527
Rhode Island 34 0 32
South Carolina 112 15 97
South Dakota 37 1 20
Tennessee 198 7 108
Texas 777 52 449
Utah 79 8 45
Vermont 26 2 21
Virginia 216 10 160
Washington 188 15 137
West Virginia 105 13 89
Wisconsin 166 6 111
Wyoming 54 1 27
United States, total 11,598 704 8,720

NOTE: Data are preliminary. Accidents/Incidents includes all events reportable to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration under applicable regulations. These include: train accidents, reported on Form F 6180.54, comprised of collisions, derailments, and other events involving the operation of on-track equipment and causing reportable damage above an established threshold ($9,200 for 2010, per 49 CFR 225.19); highway-rail grade crossing incidents, reported on Form F 6180.57, involving impact between railroad on-track equipment and highway users at crossings; and other incidents, reported on Form F 6180.55a, involving all other reportable incidents or exposures that cause a fatality or injury to any person, or an occupational illness to a railroad employee.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis, available at safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety as of July 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017