Mercury Spill Incidents - Data and Resources

Figure 1. Factors* Contributing to Mercury Spills, HSEES 2000-2005
Human ErrorEquipment FailureIllegal ActivityOther

*Spills may have more than one contributing factor

Figure 2. Sources of Mercury Spills, HSEES 2000-2005
Mercury SwitchValve/gateContainerGas pressure regulatorOther*ThermometerSphygmomanometerManometerBarometerAll other meters and gauges

* Includes unknown sources

Figure 3. Facilities with Mercury Spills, HSEES 2000-2005
Private ResidenceUtilities and SanitationHealth CareElementary and Secondary SchoolsPublic AdministrationTransportation and CommunicationColleges and UniversitiesOther