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Derailments

  • In 2012 there were 39 derailments in Iowa, resulting in no fatalities.

  • Of the derailments in 2012, 82 percent took place in yards, on sidings or on industry track.

  • Though rail car traffic has dramatically increased, the number of derailments in relationship to the rail traffic is trending downward.

Derailments in Iowa per Million Rail Car Miles chart