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KOSHS Publications

Construction Sector Injuries in Kentucky, 2008-2015

Articles in Refereed Journals


Swanberg J., Clouser, J., Bush, A., Gan, W. (2017). Associations of Work Stress, Supervisor Unfairness, and Supervisor Inability to Speak Spanish with Occupational Injury among Latino Farmworkers. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. doi : 10.1007/s10903-017-0617-1

Chandler, M. D., Bunn, T. L., & Slavova, S. (2017). Narrative and quantitative analyses of workers' compensation-covered injuries in short-haul vs. long-haul trucking. Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot, 24(1), 120-130. doi:10.1080/17457300.2016.1170041.

Bunn, T.L., Slavova, S., Rock, P.J. (2017). Association between Commercial Vehicle Driver At-fault Crashes Involving Sleepiness/Fatigue and Proximity to Rest Areas and Truck Stops. (Submitted to Accid Anal Prev.)

Cruz, Y., Bunn, T.L., Hanner, N., Slavova, S. (2017). Characterization of Foreign-Born vs. Native-Born Worker Fatalities in Kentucky, 2001–2014. J Immigrant Minority Health. doi:10.1007/s10903-017-0550-3 [PDF]


Ranzenberger, K., Bunn, T. L., & Slavova, S. (2016). Healthcare Industry Injuries by Patient Contact Status in Kentucky, 2012-2014. South Med J, 109(10), 599-605. doi:10.14423/smj.0000000000000544

Brinker, K., Jacobs, T., Shire, J., Bunn, T., Chalmers, J., Dang, G., . . . Funk, R. (2016). Fatal Work-Related Injuries: Southeastern United States, 2008-2011. Workplace Health Saf, 64(4), 135-140. doi:10.1177/2165079915607873


Beggs, J. A., Slavova, S., & Bunn, T. L. (2015). Patterns of pneumoconiosis mortality in Kentucky: Analysis of death certificate data. Am J Ind Med, 58(10), 1075-1082. doi:10.1002/ajim.22511

Slavova, S., & Bunn, T. L. (2015). Work-related concussion surveillance. Am J Ind Med, 58(1), 40-45. doi:10.1002/ajim.22396


Bunn, T. L., Bush, A., & Slavova, S. . (2014). Drug Overdose Deaths by Specific Employment Industry, Occupation, and Drug Type. J Ky Med Assoc, 112(8), 201-209.

Bunn, T. L., Slavova, S., & Bernard, A. C. (2014). Work-related injuries in a state trauma registry: relationship between industry and drug screening. J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 77(2), 280-285. doi:10.1097/ta.0000000000000303


Bunn, T., Slavova, S., & Robertson, M. (2013). Motor vehicle injuries among semi truck drivers and sleeper berth passengers. J Safety Res, 44, 51-55. doi:10.1016/j.jsr.2012.09.003

Jacobsen, L., Bunn, T. L., & Slavova, S. (2013). Human and Environmental Factors Associated with Adult Bicycle-Motor Vehicle Collisions in Kentucky. J Ky Med Assoc, 112, 5-11.


Bunn, T. L., Slavova, S., & Robertson, M. (2012). Crash and burn? Vehicle, collision, and driver factors that influence motor vehicle collision fires. Accid Anal Prev, 47, 140-145. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2011.10.008

Bunn, T.L., Slavova, S., Robertson, M. (2012). Motor vehicle injuries among semi truck drivers and sleeper berth passengers. Journal of Safety Research, 44, 51–55.


Bunn, T. L., Slavova, S., & Tang, M. (2011). Injuries among solid waste collectors in the private versus public sectors. Waste Manag Res, 29(10), 1043-1052. doi:10.1177/0734242x11410115


Bunn, T.L., Yu, L., Spiller, H.A., Singleton, M. (2009). Surveillance of methadone-related poisonings in Kentucky using multiple data sources. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 19(2):124-131. [Epub ahead of print].

Bunn, T.L., Yu, L, Slavova, S., Bathke, A. (2009). The Effects of Semi Truck Driver Age, and Gender, and the Presence of Passengers on Collisions with Other Vehicles. Traffic Inj Prev, 10(3):266-272.

Bunn T.L., Liu Y., Lee K., Robertson M., Yu L. (2009). Farmer Exposure to Organic Solvents During the Maintenance and Repair of Farm Machinery: A Pilot Study. Am J Ind Med, 2009 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print]


Nicholson V.J., Bunn T.L., Costich J.F. (2008). Disparities in work-related injuries associated with worker compensation coverage status. Am J Ind Med. 51(6), 393-398.

Bunn T.L., Slavova, S., Hall, L. (2008). Narrative Text Analysis of Kentucky Tractor Fatality Reports. Accid. Anal Prev, 40(2), 419-425.

Bunn T.L., Slavova S., Spiller H.A., Colvin J., Bathke A., Nicholson V.J. (2008). The effect of poison control center consultation on accidental poisoning inpatient hospitalizations with preexisting medical conditions. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 71(4), 283-288.


Slavova, S., Bunn, T., Pavlov, D., Kryscio, R.J. (2007). Surveillance of occupational drivers using k nearest neighbor methods on the line. Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings. 2631-2634.

Bunn T.L., Slavova S., Bathke, A. (2007). Data Linkage of Inpatient Hospitalization and Workers’ Claims Data Sets to Characterize Occupational Falls. J KY Med Assoc, 105, 313-320.


Bunn T, Costich J, Slavova S. (2006). Identification and Characterization of Kentucky Self-Employed Occupational Injury Fatalities Using Multiple Sources, 1995-2004. Amer J Ind Med, 49, 1005-1012.


Bunn T.L., Slavova S., Struttmann T.W., Browning S.R. (2005). Sleepiness/fatigue and distraction/inattention as factors for fatal vs. nonfatal commercial motor vehicle driver injuries. Accid Anal Prev, 37, 862-869.


Bunn, T.L., T.W. Struttmann. (2003). Characterization of fatal occupational vs. nonoccupational motor vehicle collisions in Kentucky (1998-2000). Traffic Inj Prev, 4, 270-275.


Non-peer reviewed publications

Costich JF, Bunn TL, Robertson M. Worker safety programs make sense and save cents. KY Bench and Bar. September 2009.

Contributing consultant for the following publication- Turner S., Walker, R. Report on methamphetamine and other drug use in Kentucky, University of Kentucky, March 2008.

Bunn, T. 2007. Worker Fatalities Due to Motor Vehicle Collisions with Railroad Trains. Kentucky Epidemiologic Notes & Reports, 42(8)1-4.