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EU25 -Number of injuries and fatalities to the public involving company assets including legal judgments, settlements and pending legal cases of diseases.

In 2011, there were six (6) public fatalities reported to Safety and Health. (Three of the fatalities were caused by copper theft). We (Safety & Health) cross referenced and verified this information with the Risk Management Organization. The source for public fatalities is either AEP’s Risk Management organization, Safety & Health personnel, AEP Field personnel or AEP Customer Solutions Center personnel. Sometimes it is a combination of these sources, but at the end of the year, we verify against the data that Risk Management collects. These fatalities were recorded in SHEMS, as well as Risk Management's system. Major public safety outreach Initiatives in 2011:

Power Line Safety Video: A new safety spot/video emphasizing the potential dangers of power lines was created. The new video features 3-D animation, which is a first for an AEP video. The video was posted in May to all the operating company Web sites in coordination with National Electrical Safety Month. Additionally, the video also was posted to AEP’s YouTube channel. We also used a new communications method to publicize this video. Emails with links to the video were sent to approximately 1.9 million customers. As a result, there was increased traffic to our Web sites and views of the video. This video was one of the most viewed on some of our Web sites.

Web site Redesign: A redesign of the safety sections of the operating company Web sites was completed. The new site design and infrastructure was launched during the second quarter. National Public

Safety Campaign: A five-week public safety campaign was run on 3BL Media’s blog, which has about 20,000-plus subscribers. The campaign centered on topics including electrical safety, overhead line safety, copper theft and underground line safety. It was a very successful public safety campaign. Exposure from this campaign reached across the U.S. The 26 videos and 8 blogs were viewed by more than 10,000 people. That only includes people who went directly to 3BL Media's site and actually clicked on the releases. It does not include re-tweets and other media outlets (such as Reuters Insider, which targets 2 million financial professionals) featuring the releases and videos.

Partnership: A partnership was formed with the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Association, which has 70 chapters nationwide. IEC posted a link on its national Website to all of our public safety resources. IEC also requested copies of all of our videos to show at its national convention and expo in October. Videos & E-Learning: This year, more than 950 public safety videos were ordered online from the various Operating Company Web sites. And, more than 450 people completed the online public safety e-learning module this year. Social Media: Again this year, hundreds of public safety messages/videos were “Facebooked” and Tweeted to customers.

Employee Communications: Articles were posted on AEP Now to communicate public safety efforts to employees, including:

Below, please find a chart outlining the number of injuries and fatalities to the public involving company assets.

Due to pending litigation and confidentiality agreements associated with settlements, AEP is unable to disclose further details regarding any related claims against the company.

2011 Sustainability Figures
Public Liability Claims
FATALITIES  
   
electrical contact 3
copper theft 3
pole hits 11
auto accidents (other driver at fault) 2
   
INJURIES (other than fatalities)  
   
electrical contacts 34
copper theft 4
pole hits 4
pole related (collapse or maintenance) 2
guy wire 7
aircraft hit line 2
auto accidents (other driver at fault) 3
auto accidents (other driver not at fault) 24
non contact involving AEP equipment 6

2011 Fatalities

Loss Date Claim Type Desc Accident Description Severity Code Cause Detail Cause Claim Key Status Adjuster Name
1/7/2011 Bodily Injury public driver struck AEP pole; public driver did not survive FATALITY POLE POLEH C20111082820 FINAL Jewitt, Chantanell
1/10/2011 Bodily Injury contract worker apparently suffered heart attack while at our hydro facility.  FATALITY OTHB O/BI C20111059220 FINAL Ross, H Lee
1/31/2011 Bodily Injury House fire involving a fatality. FATALITY EQM EQ/MBI C20111117920 FINAL Lemaster, Debbie
2/2/2011 Bodily Injury School Bus driver struck pole FATALITY POLE POLEH C20111131220 FINAL Ross, H Lee
2/13/2011 Bodily Injury Pole Hit FATALITY POLE POLEH C20111150320 FINAL Ross, H Lee
2/24/2011 Bodily Inury & Property Damage Single vehicle MVA public driver fatality involving PSO property FATALITY OTHB O/BI C20111199720 FINAL Hulsey, William
3/4/2011 Bodily Injury Fire occurred at the Logan Motor Lodge involving one fatality. FATALITY EQM EQ/MBI C20111234020 FINAL Lemaster, Debbie
3/5/2011 Bodily Inury & Property Damage single carMVA with fatality knocks down AEP pole FATALITY POLE POLEH C20111234320 FINAL Jewitt, Chantanell
3/11/2011 Bodily Injury Fatality. Asplundh was cutting trees when one of the trees fell on Asplundh foreman. FATALITY TREE T/AS C20111270320 FINAL Lemaster, Debbie
4/3/2011 Bodily Inury & Property Damage Single vehicle double fatality MVA FATALITY POLE POLEH C20111332420 FINAL Hulsey, William
4/3/2011 Bodily Inury & Property Damage Single vehicle double fatality MVA FATALITY POLE POLEH C20111332520 FINAL Hulsey, William
4/5/2011 Bodily Injury Our driver was traveling southbound on US 23. Northbound vehicle lost control, crossed median and struck our truck. Fatality occurred to clmt driver. FATALITY AUTO A/CAF C20111338130 FINAL Lemaster, Debbie
4/16/2011 Bodily Injury Claimant was fatally injured when he jumped from railing at Rockport Plant FATALITY PRMB PREMBI C20111594320 FINAL Miracle, Chris
5/16/2011 Bodily Injury Copper theft fatality. FATALITY EC EC/CT C20111520020 FINAL Lemaster, Debbie
5/25/2011 Bodily Injury Claimant was in contact with derrick truck when it came in contact with 7200 line causing electrocution FATALITY EC EC/WAC C20111567220 OPEN Miracle, Chris
6/9/2011 Bodily Injury Vehicle ran off road and struck pole. Fatality occurred. FATALITY POLE POLEH C20111611420 FINAL Lemaster, Debbie
6/21/2011 Bodily Injury pole hit FATALITY POLE POLEH C20111685120 FINAL Ross, H Lee
7/2/2011 Bodily Injury fatality due to attempted copper theft FATALITY EC EC/CT C20111730420 FINAL Jewitt, Chantanell
7/2/2011 Bodily Injury injury due to attempted copper theft FATALITY EC EC/CT C20111730620 FINAL Jewitt, Chantanell
7/2/2011 Bodily Injury Wackenhut guard was traveling to the other side of the Gavin Plant, proceeding around a curve and 4 wheeler in his lane of travel. FATALITY AUTO A/CAF C20111738830 FINAL Lemaster, Debbie
7/2/2011 Bodily Injury Claimant was traveling on 4-wheeler when he lost control and hit our pole causing fatal injuries FATALITY POLE POLEH C20111775820 FINAL Miracle, Chris
7/2/2011 Bodily Injury Claimant was traveling on 4-wheeler when she lost control and hit our pole causing fatal injuries FATALITY POLE POLEH C20111776120 FINAL Miracle, Chris
7/12/2011 Bodily Injury Claimant was traveling on motorcycle when he hit downed tree in the road with power line tangled up in it FATALITY TREE T/LINE C20111790420 OPEN Miracle, Chris
7/23/2011 Bodily Injury Claimant was tubing down the Muskingum river when he climbed up on silt fence owned by contractor for dredging operations. Claimant jumped back in the river and did not surface FATALITY PRMB PREMBI C20111822520 FINAL Miracle, Chris
8/15/2011 Bodily Injury Clmts were working on roof at Manley's Recycling Center, came upon a yellow jacket's nest and thus gutter made contact with power line. FATALITY EC EC/WPC C20111909720 OPEN Lemaster, Debbie
8/24/2011 Bodily Injury public fatality due to attempted wire theft FATALITY EC EC/EP C20111991720 FINAL Jewitt, Chantanell
9/4/2011 Bodily Inury & Property Damage grass fire with two fatalities, one injury, 6 mobile homes, veh and land FATALITY EQM EQ/MBI C20111996320 OPEN Jewitt, Chantanell
9/4/2011 Bodily Injury minor deceased when his kite made contact with primary FATALITY EC EC/WC C20111996220 FINAL Jewitt, Chantanell
9/5/2011 Bodily Injury motel fire with two fatalities FATALITY EQM EQ/MBI C20112001720 OPEN Jewitt, Chantanell
9/4/2011 Bodily Inury & Property Damage grass fire with two fatalities, one injury, 6 mobile homes, veh and land FATALITY EQM EQ/MBI C20112058820 OPEN Jewitt, Chantanell
9/4/2011 Bodily Inury & Property Damage grass fire with two fatalities, one injury, 6 mobile homes, veh and land FATALITY EQM EQ/MBI C20112061020 FINAL Jewitt, Chantanell
9/8/2011 Bodily Injury public fell from work truck while trying to clear cable company's line FATALITY EQM EQ/MBI C20112015620 FINAL Jewitt, Chantanell
10/1/2011 Bodily Injury House fire with fatality FATALITY EQM EQ/MBI C20112102120 FINAL Lemaster, Debbie
10/14/2011 Bodily Injury Cable TV contractor made contact with 38kv line. FATALITY EC EC/WPC C20112147320 FINAL Ross, H Lee
10/18/2011 Bodily Inury & Property Damage house fire with fatality for male FATALITY EQM EQ/MBI C20112169720 FINAL Jewitt, Chantanell
11/10/2011 Bodily Injury House fire with 2 fatalities. Fire believed to have started in Jewel Case bedroom. Possibly in her bed. FATALITY EQM EQ/MBI C20112238520 FINAL Lemaster, Debbie
11/10/2011 Bodily Injury House fire with 2 fatalities. Fire believed to have started in Jewel Case bedroom. Possibly in her bed. FATALITY EQM EQ/MBI C20112238720 FINAL Lemaster, Debbie
11/14/2011 Bodily Inury & Property Damage Trailer fire of unknown origin resulted in fatality FATALITY CEQ CUST C20112259120 OPEN Miracle, Chris
11/15/2011 Bodily Inury & Property Damage Fatal House fire FATALITY CEQ CUST C20112260020 OPEN Miracle, Chris
11/18/2011 Bodily Injury Pole hit with fatality FATALITY POLE POLEH C20112265720 FINAL Ross, H Lee
12/16/2011 Bodily Injury Vehicle hit APCo street light 105-B4-2743 FATALITY POLE POLEH C20122362920 OPEN Ross, H Lee
12/24/2011 Bodily Inury & Property Damage house fire with two fatalities FATALITY EQM EQ/MBI C20112350320 OPEN Jewitt, Chantanell

2011 List of Bodily Injuries (PDF)

2012