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5.2 - Major Incidents

How Many Deaths, Serious Injuries and Substantial Property Losses Have Agencies Reported?

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Data Notes
Data Source:

OFM Incident Reporting Database through FY 2008 Qtr 2 and WSDOT serious injury data for FY 2008

Measure Definition: The DSHS definition of vulnerable children and adults is used to analyze reported incidents.
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WSDOT serious injury incidents are not included in bar chart.

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  • Because of their large size, the number of citizens they serve, and the type of services they provide, the Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Corrections (DOC), and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) report most of the deaths and serious injuries under this statute.
  • Only a small part of the reportable incidents at the three largest agencies involve agency employees, citizens or contractors. Most concern highway fatalities; deaths and serious injuries involving inmates and parolees; or serious injuries and deaths of vulnerable children and adults.
  • The FY 2008 injuries chart details 1309 serious injuries; 69% (903) of the serious injuries reported were on state highways, 14% (182) involved inmates or parolees, and 9% (113) involved vulnerable children and adults.
  • The FY 2008 deaths chart details 357 deaths; 61% (218) of the deaths reported were highway fatalities, 11% (38) involved inmates or parolees, and 13% (46) involved vulnerable children and adults.