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Kentucky Workplace Fatalities Decrease for the Second Year in a Row

Workplace Fatalities Dropped in 2017 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) report released on December 18, 2018, there were 43 fewer workplace fatalities in 2017 than the previous year. A rate that also decreased from 3.6 percent in 2016 to 3.5 percent in 2017 nationwide. In Kentucky, the rate [...]

New Law Could Make Getting Kentucky Workers’s Compensation More Difficult

Substance Abuse and Kentucky’s New Workers’ Compensation Law Workers injured on the job in Kentucky, are covered by the state’s workers’ compensation laws – with few exceptions for independent contractors, domestic workers, and most volunteers. Workers’ compensation provides injured workers with funding for medical costs, temporary disability, or permanent disability if lingering injuries or impairments [...]

Tips for Spotting and Preventing Trench Collapses

Recognizing the Dangers of Excavation and Trench Work Excavation and trenching are among the most hazardous construction operations. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) data shows 23 construction workers were killed in trench collapses in 2016, nearly double the year before. As we wait for the official 2017 trench worker fatality and injury statistics to be [...]

By |2018-10-19T13:42:20+00:00October 14th, 2018|Construction Site Accidents, Personal Injury, Tips|0 Comments

Kentucky Coal Miners Still at Risk from Bad Employer Practices

First Kentucky Coal Mining Death For 2018 Reported at Panther Mine We are saddened to read reports from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet in regard to the state’s first coal mining death of the year and fourth coal mining related death in the United States. It appears to have happened in Harlan County and [...]

Construction Trench Collapse Deaths Increasing in Kentucky

Worker Deaths Increase Due to Trench Work Hazards Although our work injury attorneys recently posted 2017 data that supported a decline in Kentucky’s worker injuries, the Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program (FACE) has released a new hazard alert warning of the dangers of trench work in response to an uptick in trench box or trench collapse [...]

By |2018-03-05T13:40:08+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Construction Site Accidents, Safety|0 Comments

Kentucky Worker’s Death Highlights Need for Stricter Safeguards at Coal Ash Sites

Worker Dies After Slipping Into Coal Ash Pond at Kentucky Power Plant A 36-year-old Kentucky Utilities contractor, Aaron Bunger, was tragically killed at a workplace accident when KU officials say he “slipped into” a coal ash pond at the power plant in Ghent, Kentucky. Bunger was employed by Tetra Tech, a global services company based [...]

Recent UK Construction Worker Death Brings Attention to Worksite Dangers

WORKER DIES AT UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY CONSTRUCTION SITE According to a news release from the University of Kentucky, Michael Perschitti, a 47-year-old construction worker died on January 13, 2017, of multiple blunt force traumas resulting from a worksite fall accident. The Lexington Fire Department says the worker fell about 20-25 feet at the new University [...]

By |2017-04-27T21:10:33+00:00January 22nd, 2017|Construction Site Accidents|0 Comments