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Table 2-22: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Table 2-22: Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Incidents

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  1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Number of incidents 2 3 3 4 5 6
Number of fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of injuries 0 0 2 0 0 0
Property damage ($ thousands) 50 640 1,665 300 375 1,083
United States, total            
Number of incidents 188 193 171 153 168 147
Number of fatalities 3 5 0 2 4 1
Number of injuries 11 13 5 6 20 4
Property damage ($ thousands) 32,519 81,083 42,811 62,865 43,109 115,704

NOTES: Historical totals may change as the Office of Pipeline Safety receives supplemental information on incidents.

Incidents are reported on Form RSPA F 7100.1. An accident report is required for each failure in a pipeline system in which there is a release of the hazardous liquid or carbon dioxide transported resulting in any of the following:

1. Explosion or fire not intentionally set by the operator;

2. Loss of 50 or more barrels (8 or more cubic meters) of hazardous liquid or carbon dioxide;

3. Escape to the atmosphere of more than 5 barrels (0.8 cubic meters) a day of highly volatile liquids;

4. Death of any person;

5. Bodily harm to any person resulting in: a. loss of consciousness; or b. necessity to carry the person from the scene; or c. necessity for medical treatment; or d. disability which prevents the discharge of normal duties or the pursuit of normal activities beyond the day of the accident;

6. Estimated property damage, including cost of clean-up and recovery, value of lost product, and damage to the property of the operator or others, or both, exceeding $50,000.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, available at as of Jan 7, 2002.