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Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents: 2013 and 2014

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(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

State 2013 2014
Incidents Deaths Injuries Damages
($1,000)
Incidents Deaths Injuries Damages
($1,000)
Total Major Minor Total Major Minor
Alabama 209 0 1 0 1 6,322 200 0 0 0 0 1,770
Alaska 168 0 0 0 0 150 175 0 0 0 0 30
Arizona 300 0 2 0 2 248 291 0 1 0 1 269
Arkansas 170 0 3 1 2 1,008 161 0 0 0 0 2,420
California 1,427 1 11 0 11 2,446 1,454 0 22 4 18 2,574
Colorado 341 0 1 0 1 2,666 371 0 10 0 10 3,153
Connecticut 165 0 1 0 1 423 215 0 2 0 2 178
Delaware 11 0 0 0 0   17 0 0 0 0 32
District of Columbia 2 0 0 0 0   1 0 1 0 1  
Florida 661 1 19 8 11 3,157 712 0 4 1 3 11,055
Georgia 580 4 6 1 5 1,343 611 0 6 0 6 1,186
Hawaii 9 0 0 0 0 113 11 0 0 0 0 2
Idaho 32 0 0 0 0 468 33 0 1 0 1 292
Illinois 1,281 1 4 0 4 1,502 1,336 0 5 0 5 1,693
Indiana 473 0 3 1 2 1,466 568 0 1 0 1 501
Iowa 163 0 1 0 1 1,098 162 0 4 1 3 349
Kansas 318 0 0 0 0 1,074 303 0 1 0 1 306
Kentucky 405 0 0 0 0 1,218 437 0 15 0 15 993
Louisiana 299 0 7 0 7 4,450 321 3 1 0 1 2,330
Maine 27 0 0 0 0 70 24 0 0 0 0 272
Maryland 222 0 0 0 0 11,044 260 0 0 0 0 129
Massachusetts 231 0 0 0 0 1,038 230 0 1 0 1 1,631
Michigan 315 0 2 0 2 323 395 0 5 0 5 1,710
Minnesota 249 1 9 2 7 2,079 253 0 1 1 0 722
Mississippi 101 0 4 0 4 391 140 0 0 0 0 3,464
Missouri 353 0 3 0 3 1,349 392 1 3 0 3 975
Montana 51 0 0 0 0 1,875 76 0 1 1 0 584
Nebraska 59 0 7 0 7 331 59 1 2 0 2 51
Nevada 115 0 5 0 5 108 123 0 0 0 0 45
New Hampshire 41 0 0 0 0 13 40 0 2 0 2 222
New Jersey 427 0 5 0 5 313 372 0 3 0 3 502
New Mexico 85 0 0 0 0 343 75 0 0 0 0 565
New York 507 0 13 3 10 1,316 491 1 8 0 8 2,704
North Carolina 366 0 2 1 1 1,647 386 0 4 0 4 1,284
North Dakota 54 0 0 0 0 3,706 71 0 1 1 0 754
Ohio 988 0 7 2 5 12,213 1,021 0 6 0 6 2,657
Oklahoma 183 0 2 0 2 1,666 256 1 2 1 1 1,707
Oregon 299 0 0 0 0 388 310 0 2 0 2 1,038
Pennsylvania 819 0 6 4 2 2,221 881 0 6 2 4 7,152
Rhode Island 29 0 0 0 0 43 47 0 0 0 0 13
South Carolina 121 0 1 1 0 988 194 0 4 0 4 589
South Dakota 15 0 0 0 0 76 19 0 1 0 1 84
Tennessee 756 0 0 0 0 1,217 831 0 2 0 2 2,363
Texas 1,475 1 32 5 27 6,822 1,806 1 18 1 17 8,612
Utah 291 0 5 0 5 927 260 0 1 0 1 532
Vermont 16 0 0 0 0 631 7 0 0 0 0 1,785
Virginia 201 2 2 1 1 1,655 225 0 8 0 8 2,812
Washington 194 0 4 2 2 700 217 0 0 0 0 2,981
West Virginia 55 0 0 0 0 2,016 58 0 0 0 0 732
Wisconsin 296 0 0 0 0 490 324 0 1 0 1 261
Wyoming 29 0 2 0 2 177 38 1 0 0 0 3,290
United States, total1 15,984 11 170 32 138 87,328 17,260 9 156 13 143 81,357

1Total excludes Incidents occurring in a U.S. territory or foreign country.

NOTES: Data for 2013 are revised. Hazardous material incident locations are often listed as the terminals or sorting centers where they are discovered. Therefore, states with this type of 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). Incident means any of the following events: (1) a Fatality or Major injury caused by the release of a hazardous material; (2) the evacuation of 25 or more persons as a result of release of a hazardous material or exposure to fire; (3) a release or exposure to fire which results in the closure of a major transportation artery; (4) the alteration of an aircraft flight plan or operation; (5) the release of radioactive materials from Type B packaging; (6) the release of over 11.9 gallons or 88.2 pounds of a severe marine pollutant; or (7) the release of a bulk quantity (over 119 gallons or 882 pounds) of a hazardous material. Hazardous materials Deaths and Injuries are caused by the hazardous material in commerce. Hazardous materials incident data are subject to revision and correction by the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Hazmat Intelligence Portal, Yearly Incident Summary Reports, available at www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/library/data-stats/incidents as of June 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017