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Table 6-9 Hazardous Materials Transportation Incidents: 2010-2014

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  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total Incidents 14,795 15,029 15,445 16,051 17,123
Total Vehicular Accident / Derailment Incidents 358 377 398 367 323
Vehicular Accident-related Percent of Total Incidents 2.4% 2.5% 2.6% 2.3% 1.9%
Air 1,295 1,401 1,460 1,442 1,321
Vehicular Accident-related 2 2 2 3 3
Highway 12,648 12,812 13,254 13,880 15,045
Vehicular Accident-related 320 335 363 333 303
Rail 747 745 661 666 711
Vehicular Accident-related / Derailment Incidents 35 40 33 31 17
Water1 105 71 70 63 46
Vehicular Accident-related 1 0 0 0 0

1 Water include only packages (nonbulk) marine. Non-packaged (bulk) marine hazardous material incidents are reported to the U.S. Coast Guard and are not included.

NOTES: Incidents are defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): 49 CFR 171.15 and 171.16 (Form F 5800.1). Each modal total also includes fatalities caused by human error, package failure, and causes not elsewhere classified. Accident-related are the result of a vehicular crash or accident damage (e.g., a train derailment).

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, HAZMAT Intelligence Portal (as of March 18, 2015). Available at https://hip.phmsa.dot.gov/ as of March 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017