PHMSA launches online database of hazmat incidents

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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has launched an online database of hazardous materials incident summary reports. The annual and 10-year summary reports include the number of incidents related to specific causes, the number of injuries or fatalities, as well the cost of damages.

Users can download up-to-date useful information from the database because it is updated on a nightly basis and the data can be sorted based on the details of the incident. PHMSA says the creation of the database streamlines the delivery of this information to the public and continues PHMSA’s commitment to increased government transparency.

The database can be accessed at www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/library/data-stats/incidents.