Rail accidents and incidents in the U.S. 2013-2022

Number of rail accidents and incidents in the United States from 2013 to 2022

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Release date

August 2023

Region

United States

Survey time period

2013 to 2022

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Includes freight railroad, Amtrak, and commuter rail operations.
Accidents/incidents includes all events reportable to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration under applicable regulations. These include: train accidents comprised of collisions, derailments, and other events involving the operation of on-track equipment and causing reportable damage above an established threshold; highway-rail grade crossing incidents involving impact between railroad on-track equipment and highway users at crossings; and other incidents involving all other reportable incidents or exposures that cause a fatality or injury to any person, or an occupational illness to a railroad employee.

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