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The Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program is an occupational fatality prevention and surveillance program of the Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center at the University of Kentucky. Kentucky is one of seven FACE states currently funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The Kentucky FACE program has conducted surveillance of all occupational fatalities since 1994.

In addition to surveillance, Kentucky FACE staff members conduct on-site investigations of workplace fatalities, producing investigative reports and other training materials that contain targeted recommendations for workplace injury prevention.

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Recent Program Resources

FACE Annual Report 2020

While working in Kentucky in 2020, 89 residents from Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Mexico died. November was the deadliest month for workers in Kentucky, with 15% of fatalities in 2020 (13 deaths).

Pedestrian Fatalities

From 1994-2014, Kentucky saw an average of four work-related pedestrian fatalities per year. From 2015-2019, the average number of work-related pedestrian fatalities rose to seven per year, an alarming 75% increase. The construction industry has seen the most pedestrian fatalities from 1994-2019 (27) followed by the transportation and warehousing industry (20).

FACE Annual Report 2019

While working in Kentucky in 2019, 79 residents from Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Mexico, and Canada died on the job. December was the deadliest month for workers in Kentucky, with 13% of fatalities in 2019 (10 deaths).