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Transportation Statistics > Rail Accidents > Fatalities (most recent) by state

DEFINITION: Number of fatalities in rail accidents, 2004. "Accidents/Incidents" includes all events reportable to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration under applicable regulations. These include: train accidents, reported on Form F 6180.54, comprised of collisions, derailments, and other events involving the operation of on-track equipment and causing reportable damage above an established threshold ($6,700 in 2003); highway-rail grade crossing incidents, reported on Form F 6180.57, involving impact between railroad on-track equipment and highway users at crossings; and other incidents, reported on Form F 6180.55a, 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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Rank   States  Amount 
# 1     California: 116 
# 2     Texas: 88 
# 3     Illinois: 55 
# 4     Florida: 47 
# 5     Georgia: 31 
# 6     New York: 30 
# 7     Indiana: 27 
# 8     Ohio: 26 
= 9     Tennessee: 22 
= 9     Louisiana: 22 
= 11     North Carolina: 21 
= 11     New Jersey: 21 
= 11     Pennsylvania: 21 
= 14     Missouri: 20 
= 14     Washington: 20 
# 16     Oklahoma: 19 
= 17     Arizona: 17 
= 17     Minnesota: 17 
= 19     Alabama: 16 
= 19     Wisconsin: 16 
# 21     Michigan: 15 
# 22     Virginia: 13 
= 23     New Mexico: 12 
= 23     Mississippi: 12 
= 23     Massachusetts: 12 
= 23     South Carolina: 12 
= 23     Oregon: 12 
= 28     Iowa: 11 
= 28     Kentucky: 11 
# 30     West Virginia: 10 
= 31     Arkansas:
= 31     Kansas:
= 33     Nebraska:
= 33     Maryland:
= 35     Nevada:
= 35     Montana:
= 35     Colorado:
= 35     North Dakota:
= 39     Wyoming:
= 39     Idaho:
# 41     Utah:
= 42     Delaware:
= 42     Maine:
# 44     Connecticut:
= 45     District of Columbia:
= 45     South Dakota:
= 45     Rhode Island:
= 45     New Hampshire:
= 49     Alaska:
= 49     Hawaii:
= 49     Vermont:
Total: 856  
Weighted average: 16.8  
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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Interim Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 2003, Washington, DC: 2004

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"Rail Accidents > Fatalities by state", U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Interim Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 2003, Washington, DC: 2004. Retrieved from http://www.StateMaster.com/graph/trn_rai_acc_fat-transportation-rail-accidents-fatalities

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