Construction is deadliest job in Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Labor Cabinet says statistics from the past few years indicate construction workers have the deadliest job of the occupations it examined.
The cabinet said Monday that since 2011, the construction industry had 21 deaths, followed by landscaping/tree services workers with 16 deaths, truck drivers and maintenance/repair workers with seven deaths each and mechanics with six.
The cabinet says the leading hazards were being struck by an object, with 42 deaths, 15 fall deaths, 10 in which people were caught between objects and five electrocutions.
Other workplace deaths occurred in Kentucky, but the cabinet didn’t include them because the employers weren’t under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program or were under federal agencies, such as the Mine Safety and Health Administration or Federal Railroad Administration.
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