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What You Should Know About Forklift Accidents

4 Common Causes of Forklift Operator Injury or Death Forklifts are common work vehicles used by most of Kentucky’s construction and manufacturing industries. Also known as powered industrial trucks (PITS), forklifts are used most often to lift heavy loads and transport supplies and can either be operated by a trained worker or controlled by a [...]

On-the-Job Dangers To Miners Prevalent in Kentucky

First Kentucky Coal Miner Death for 2019 Reported in Bell County Rhoads & Rhoads is a law firm with a devoted history protecting the rights of Kentucky coal workers and their families. In 1974, Jerry Rhoads started the law firm in Madisonville with the majority of the practice focusing on representing the United Mine Workers’ [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:55:27+00:00January 29th, 2019|Coal Mining, Kentucky News, Safety, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

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 [...]

Risk of Black Lung Disease Was Known and Ignored By Employers

Investigators & Employers Knew of Coal Miners Risk of Black Lung Disease The multiyear investigation led by NPR and the PBS program Frontline is continuing to release more information about the rise in Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CWP), an epidemic commonly referred to as black lung disease. The groups continued their reporting on December 18, 2018 stating that [...]

Drinking and Driving Spikes During the Holidays

Stay Sober: Impaired Driving on The Rise Over Holiday Season While drunk driving related-collision numbers have declined over the years, Kentucky was still home to 175 alcohol related fatalities and 1,974 injuries in 2016 with increases noted during the Thanksgiving thru New Year’s holidays. Also on the rise are the more than 1,400 drug-related collisions, [...]

10 Tips for Driving Around Semi-Trucks This Winter

Injury and Fatal Truck Crashes Increase in Kentucky In Kentucky, a truck is defined as a vehicle with a registered weight of 10,000 pounds or more. Most drivers may recognize these vehicles as tractor-trailers, big-rigs, and semi-truck haulers. An alarming review of the Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report (2012-2017) trend analysis shows a steady increase [...]

Kentucky Highway Fatalities Drop for First Time in Four Years

Kentucky Joins Nation in Declining Trend of Highway Fatalities The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 2017 highway fatality numbers showed a downward trend following two consecutive years of large increases. These numbers were released in an NHTSA report on October 3, 2018 and showed that motor vehicle fatalities had decreased [...]

10 Dangerous Kentucky Winter Driving Behaviors

10 Bad Habits Kentucky Drivers Should Avoid This Winter Cold weather storms are making their way across the Bluegrass and that has already caused numerous travel disruptions and motor vehicle accidents which will continue to happen throughout the winter months. Ice and sleet filled mixes often plague the state this time of year when warmer temperatures [...]

By |2018-11-28T13:55:07+00:00November 27th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety, Tips, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

When Do I Need to Stop While Driving Around School Buses?

Indiana School Bus Tragedy Should Serve as Reminder for Kentucky Drivers to Know When to Stop Beyond horrific emotions erupt when reviewing accident reports coming from sister state Indiana involving a driver who missed the stop arm warning and blinking lights of a school bus and caused the deaths of three school-aged children who were [...]

By |2018-11-20T15:54:10+00:00November 18th, 2018|Bus Accident, Safety, Tips, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Frankfort Plant Sees Two Workers Die in Separate Accidents in One Week

Two Worker Deaths in One Week at Montaplast Plant in Frankfort Another worker tragedy, the second in less than a week, has occurred at the Montaplast of North America, Inc. plant in Franklin County. Initial reports say a production engineer died from an electrical shock while another worker is being treated for serious electrical injuries. [...]