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Table 2-20: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2013 and 2014

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(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

State 2013 2014
Mode Total Mode Total
Highway Rail Air Water2 Highway Rail Air Water2
Alabama 191 17 1 0 209 183 15 2 0 200
Alaska 3 0 143 22 168 2 16 156 17 191
Arizona 272 8 20 0 300 268 19 7 0 294
Arkansas 141 23 5 1 170 141 126 1 0 268
California 1,186 110 128 3 1,427 1,224 11 104 0 1,339
Colorado 317 10 14 0 340 351 0 9 0 360
Connecticut 157 0 8 0 165 210 0 5 0 215
Delaware 11 0 0 0 11 15 1 1 0 17
District of Columbia 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1
Florida 581 10 52 18 660 630 12 51 19 712
Georgia 553 11 15 1 580 580 21 9 1 611
Hawaii 3 0 5 1 9 5 0 6 0 11
Idaho 28 0 4 0 32 24 2 7 0 33
Illinois 1,212 35 34 0 1,281 1,256 40 40 0 1,336
Indiana 423 15 35 0 472 510 15 43 0 568
Iowa 154 7 2 0 162 156 4 2 0 162
Kansas 292 15 11 0 318 289 6 8 0 303
Kentucky 212 9 185 0 406 263 8 166 0 437
Louisiana 252 41 5 1 299 291 28 2 0 321
Maine 25 0 2 0 27 22 1 1 0 24
Maryland 200 6 16 0 222 249 6 5 0 260
Massachusetts 203 3 25 0 231 209 1 20 0 230
Michigan 278 7 30 0 315 358 14 23 0 395
Minnesota 228 14 7 0 249 240 7 6 0 253
Mississippi 93 7 1 0 101 125 14 1 0 140
Missouri 326 14 13 0 353 367 11 14 0 392
Montana 41 6 4 0 51 66 8 2 0 76
Nebraska 55 4 0 0 59 50 6 3 0 59
Nevada 96 6 13 0 115 96 15 12 0 123
New Hampshire 38 0 3 0 41 35 0 5 0 40
New Jersey 359 11 51 6 427 328 9 34 1 372
New Mexico 70 14 1 0 85 69 4 2 0 75
New York 462 7 38 0 505 432 33 26 0 491
North Carolina 334 9 23 0 366 372 8 6 0 386
North Dakota 39 11 4 0 53 60 6 5 0 71
Ohio 939 20 29 0 988 973 22 26 0 1,021
Oklahoma 171 5 7 0 182 249 2 5 0 256
Oregon 258 18 23 0 299 268 30 12 0 310
Pennsylvania 760 38 20 1 816 812 34 34 0 880
Rhode Island 29 0 0 0 29 43 0 4 0 47
South Carolina 112 0 9 0 121 185 8 1 0 194
South Dakota 14 0 1 0 15 16 1 2 0 19
Tennessee 459 16 279 2 756 554 20 257 0 831
Texas 1,341 67 66 1 1,473 1,667 71 65 0 1,803
Utah 277 6 8 0 291 244 12 4 0 260
Vermont 15 0 1 0 16 7 0 0 0 7
Virginia 177 19 5 0 201 215 2 8 0 225
Washington 152 14 23 5 193 169 26 21 1 217
West Virginia 38 13 4 0 55 53 5 0 0 58
Wisconsin 278 12 6 0 296 310 7 7 0 324
Wyoming 21 7 1 0 29 33 5 0 0 38
United States, total1 13,878 665 1,380 62 15,971 15,275 712 1,230 39 17,256

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

2Includes only packaged shipments (i.e., nonbulk shipments).

NOTES: Data for 2013 are revised. Hazardous materials Incident data are subject to revision and correction by the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety. 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.

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