Number of rail accidents and incidents in the United States in 2011, by state
United States - rail accidents and incidents in 2011, by state
The statistic shows the number of rail accidents and incidents in the United States in 2011, by state. In that year, most rail accidents and incidents occurred in New York - a total of 1,182. In Hawaii, no rail accidents and incidents occurred in 2011.
Number of rail accidents and incidents in the United States in 2011, by state
Number of accidents
New York1,182
Illinois998
Texas802
California699
New Jersey685
Pennsylvania682
Indiana311
Ohio278
Louisiana261
Georgia253
Kansas243
Missouri243
Florida241
Nebraska224
Minnesota221
Washington207
Tennessee200
Iowa193
Wisconsin188
Virginia183
Massachusetts181
Maryland176
Alabama174
Kentucky166
North Carolina164
Arkansas164
Michigan162
Colorado160
Oklahoma155
Connecticut150
Montana136
North Dakota134
Oregon123
Mississippi120
West Virginia118
District of Columbia117
South Carolina105
New Mexico98
Arizona88
Wyoming67
Delaware66
Idaho52
Alaska51
Utah50
South Dakota37
Nevada37
Rhode Island21
Maine21
Vermont19
New Hampshire6
Hawaii0
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Sources

Release date

2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

2011

Supplementary notes

Includes freight railroad, Amtrak, and commuter rail operations.
Includes accidents/incidents, fatalities, and injuries.
According to the source, data are preliminary. 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 (8,500 U.S. dollars for 2008); 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.

United States - rail accidents and incidents in 2011, by state
The statistic shows the number of rail accidents and incidents in the United States in 2011, by state. In that year, most rail accidents and incidents occurred in New York - a total of 1,182. In Hawaii, no rail accidents and incidents occurred in 2011.
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