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Dickerson's response to request to reinstate OSHA Standards Board

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After Gov. Matt Bevin abolished a occupational safety and health standards board, Attorney General Andy Beshear called for its reinstatement. 

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet's acting secretary, David Dickerson, responded with this letter to Senate Democrats.

Gene Hobbs KY OSH Narrative

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This is the narrative from the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health (KY OSH) fatality investigation into the death of Gene Hobbs, who was run over on a worksite in Meade County.

Hobbs CASPA

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After Gene Hobbs died, his wife filed a Complaint Against State Program Administration (CASPA), asking federal OSHA to look into the state's investigation into the workplace death. This is the federal OSHA response.

Kentucky FY 2017 FAME Report

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The FAME report is a routine audit conducted by federal OSHA into state-run programs, typically. But this report released in August includes a special study of Kentucky's fatality investigations, and points out numerous significant shortcomings in Kentucky's program. 

Kentucky Formal Response to FAME Report

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The Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health office, part of the Labor Cabinet, issued this response to the federal audit released in August. It acknowledged a few improvements underway, but defended Kentucky's performance on other measures criticized by the feds.

Letter from Commonwealth Attorney Andy Sims

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Commonwealth Attorney Andy Sims tried and failed to get a criminal indictment related to the death of 17-year-old Grant Oakley. He wrote this letter to OSHA about how he left the state's investigation held him back from making a strong case for charges.

Oakley CASPA

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After 17-year-old Grant Oakley died, his parents filed a Complaint Against State Program Administration (CASPA), asking federal OSHA to look into the state's investigation into the workplace death. This is the federal OSHA response.

Oakley KY OSH Narrative

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This is the narrative from the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health (KY OSH) fatality investigation into the death of 17-year-old Grant Oakley.