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KY Face Report: Construction Siding Subcontract Installer Killed in Telescopic Forklift Overturn

A construction laborer was killed and his construction laborer coworker critically injured when the telescopic boom man lift they were workin on tilted and overturned. This report emphasizes the importance of utilizing the correct equipment and equipment protocol on the job.


Suicide and Self-Injury in Kentucky, 2005-2014

This report provides counts and rates of suicide deaths, inpatient hospital discharges for intentional self-injury, and emergency department visits for intentional self-injury, for Kentucky residents from 2005 to 2014. Suicide and self-injury events are classified by year of occurrence, gender, age group, leading mechanisms of injury. For self-injury events, expected source of payment, total charges and total length of stay are also provided.

Kentucky County Drug Overdose Death Rates

Death rates representing overdoses by illicit and/or prescription drugs that were inflicted intentionally or unintentionally.

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Injury Prevention News

CDC Finds Most Dangerous Equipment on Playgrounds

Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.

April is National Facial Protection Month

Each April the dental community joins together to promote National Facial Protection month. It is the perfect time of year to bring attention to how important it is to protect your teeth, gum and full mouth from injury during all the spring sports.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Thousands have died in car crashes involving cell phone use. New technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving – all actions that are proven to increase crash risk. The National Safety Council observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to this epidemic. NSC wants empower you to put safety first and Take Back Your Drive.

Study finds injury prevention programs in youth soccer can cut health-care costs

Sport is the leading cause of injury in youth, accounting for more than 30 per cent of all injuries. A new study by University of Calgary researchers published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that not only does a neuromuscular training warm-up program prevent injury in youth soccer, it also saves millions of dollars in health-care costs.

FEMA study to test exercise regimen in preventing back injury in firefighters

The University of South Florida will enroll 350 firefighters from Tampa Bay's 3 largest fire departments in the $1.3 million FEMA-funded trial.