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Archive: Workplace Injuries

Report: Safety Feature Missing On Vehicle That Struck Miner

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MHSA) reports that a personnel carrier that fatally hit a Kentucky coal miner last year was missing an original safety feature, according to news reports. A 47-year-old coal-mining foreman died from severe head injuries after the personnel carrier jumped forward, struck him and pinned him against the wall…

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Black Lung Disease and Kentucky Mine Workers

A federal study has found that Kentucky has the highest rate of coal miners suffering from black lung disease, a serious and potentially deadly illness caused by exposure to coal dust. Not only that, researchers were surprised to find that the disease – previously thought to impact only miners who work underground – has been…

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Fines Still Owed From Fatal Mine Blast

Operators from an eastern Kentucky mine still haven’t paid nearly $700,000 in civil penalties for safety violations linked to an explosion that killed five workers in 2006, according to news reports.  The unpaid fines were levied against operators of Kentucky Darby Mine No. 1 in Harlan County after officials from the federal Mine Safety and…

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KY’s Dept. of Workplace Standards Focuses on Improving the State’s Workplace Fatality Record

According to the Courier-Journal, a man working for Cintas servicing industrial dryers was found dead inside a dryer last week.  The man apparently tried to dislodge something that had become stuck when he fell into the running dryer. The accident that occurred at the Uniform Services & Work Apparel of Louisville, KY, left the company…

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