Freight Facts and Figures 2011
Table 5-2. Injured Persons by Freight Transportation Mode: 1980-2010
The highway mode accounted for almost all of the injuries in freight transportation, but the number of injuries has dropped substantially since 2000.
|Total injured persons (passenger and freight)||NA||NA||3,259,673||NA||U|
|Highway (passenger and freight)||NA||3,230,666||3,188,750||2,217,000||U|
|Large truck occupants1||NA||41,822||30,832||17,000||U|
|Others injured in crashes involving large trucks||NA||108,000||109,000||56,000||U|
|Large truck occupants1 (percent)||NA||1.3||1.0||0.8||U|
|Others injured in crashes involving large trucks (percent)||NA||3.3||3.4||2.5||U|
|Railroad (passenger and freight)||62,246||25,143||11,643||(R) 7,968||8,221|
|Highway-rail grade crossing2||3,550||2,407||1,219||(R) 741||845|
|Waterborne (passenger and freight)||NA||NA||665||722||509|
|Mobile offshore drilling units||NA||13||0||1||10|
|Not related to vessel casualties4||NA||NA||514||536||374|
|Hazardous liquid pipeline||15||7||4||4||4|
|Gas pipeline||177||69||77||(R) 61||103|
Key: NA = not available; R = revised; U = unavailable at date of publication.
1Large trucks are defined as trucks over the 10,000 pound gross vehicle weight rating, including single-unit trucks and truck tractors.
3Includes train accidents and other incidents. Most injuries involve workers on duty and are included under other incidents (4,183 in 2010).
4Vessel-related injuries include those involving damage to vessels, such as collisions or groundings. Injuries not related to vessel casualties include those from falls overboard or from accidents involving onboard equipment.
5Includes industrial vessel, oil recovery, passenger (inspected), passenger (uninspected), recreational, research vessel, unclassified, and unknown data.
Numbers may not add to totals because some injuries are counted in more than one mode.
Total: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, available at www.bts.gov as of August 29, 2011.
Highway: 1980, 1990, and 2000: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts, Large Trucks (annual issues). 2008-2009: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts - Highlights (August 2010).
Railroad: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety/default.asp as of August 29, 2011.
Waterborne: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Data Administration Division, personal communication, September 6, 2011.
Pipeline: U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Pipeline Safety Program, Pipeline Library, available at http://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/comm/PipelineLibrary.htm as of August 28, 2011.
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