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Archive: Workplace Injuries

Kentucky Workers’ Compensation for Office Injuries

When you think of Kentucky workers who are injured on the job, you may envision construction workers or factory employees. But people who work in offices suffer injuries far more frequently than many people realize. And their injuries may qualify for Kentucky workers’ compensation. Even workers who are not handling dangerous machinery or caustic chemicals…

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Injury Risk Is High for Healthcare Workers in Kentucky

Healthcare workers face a risk of getting hurt on the job in Kentucky every day. In 2010, nearly 654,000 healthcare workers suffered a work-related injury or illness, according to national statistics. That was far higher than any other industry. And it was 152,000 more than those injured in the manufacturing sector, which had the second-highest…

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Workplace Injuries and Fatalities

No matter the job, there is always the possibility of a workplace accident. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 86 people died on the job in Kentucky in 2011, up from 69 work-related deaths the prior year. The majority of the 2011 workplace fatalities were caused by transportation accidents, according to the BLS. Contact…

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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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