Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Deadliest jobs in Kentucky

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet is releasing a report today listing the deadliest jobs in the state.

The Labor Cabinet found construction work is the deadliest job in the state with 21 deaths in Kentucky since 2011.

Landscaping and tree service workers are second with 16 deaths in the past three years.

Truck drivers and maintenance workers both had seven deaths. Mechanics round out the top five with six deaths.

There were a total of 90 workplace deaths in Kentucky since 2011. The leading hazard was being struck by an object. Falls were the second most common reason for death.