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Fatal Accidents

Sandy Construction Worker Killed in Piping Accident

Published on June 13, 2018 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Fatal Accidents, Uncategorized

Just over two months ago, 46 year old construction worker Russell Andrews of Salt Lake City died while working on a job site in Sandy, Utah. Russell, who worked for Black Rock Development Group, was standing in a trench where other workers were attempting to lay sewage piping. As the workers lowered the pipe into…

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Naloxone in Utah: Stopping Drug Overdoses

Published on February 27, 2017 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Fatal Accidents

Opioid abuse is increasing. Opioids include both prescription painkillers and illegal drugs like heroin. Increased abuse leads to a high number of overdose deaths in Utah. However, in an effort to stop drug overdose deaths the state Department of Health now allows pharmacies to provide naloxone over the counter, without a prescription. This post will help you…

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Movie Set Accidents: What the Oscars Don’t Show

Published on February 23, 2017 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Current Events, Fatal Accidents

In the movies, you see heroes and villains effortlessly jump off buildings and race through the streets. What you don’t see are the often dangerous methods filmmakers use to capture those perfect shots. Movie set accidents are a common occurrence in Hollywood. So when you sit down to watch the Oscars, know that movies are not…

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Utah Drivers: Worst in the Nation?

Published on January 23, 2017 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Car Accidents, Car Safety, Fatal Accidents

Driving can be a scary and stressful experience, especially if you are surrounded by terrible drivers. People often say that their state has the worst drivers, but what is the reality? One insurance agency recently used data to try and identify the best and worst drivers by state. The agency, QuoteWizard, used statistics like accidents, speeding tickets,…

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Preventing Dog Bites: Not Just for Mailmen

Published on March 21, 2016 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Dog Bites & Attacks, Fatal Accidents, Wrongful Death

You’ve probably seen a comedy where the mailman gets his rear-end bitten by a dog and has to run away with a hole in his pants. These jokes are funny, but dog bites are a serious problem. Preventing dog bites is very important. They can cause serious injury and even be deadly. The Facts about Preventing…

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Child Gun Safety: What to Know to Keep Your Kids Safe

Published on March 17, 2016 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Children & Accidents, Fatal Accidents, Wrongful Death

In November of 2014, tragedy hit Kaysville, Utah. One Sunday morning, a 12 year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed by a younger sibling in their home. While friends and family mourned, the Davis County Health Department sent out a tweet commenting on the need for child gun safety and awareness: “We urge all families to lock up firearms…

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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Published on November 15, 2015 • Last updated May 10, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Car Accidents, Car Safety, Drunk Driving, Fatal Accidents, Teen Driving

motorcycle at roadside memorial

Today is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims—an opportunity for us to think of those lost or injured in traffic accidents and the importance of road safety. Despite all the laws encouraging safe driving, there are over 30,000 fatal car crashes in the United States every year, and thousands more that cause serious injury. Why…

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3 Things to Consider Before You Go to a Trampoline Park

Published on August 15, 2015 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Brain Injuries, Children & Accidents, Fatal Accidents, Neck Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries

boy flipping into foam pit

Jumping on a trampoline can be a great way to enjoy the summer days while also breaking a sweat. While some people have their own personal trampoline, many opt for a more extreme experience at a trampoline park. These warehouses are usually packed from wall to wall with trampolines and foam pits to enjoy. Most of these parks…

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