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Experts say locking up firearms reduces chance of youth suicide

Lori Prichard, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 15th - 9:31am

The number of youth dying by suicide has tripled in Utah in the past decade. Half of those between the ages of 10-17 who took their own life last year did so by using a firearm.

Salt Lake officials warn parents and pet owners of summer hot car dangers

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jun 6th - 8:24am

Salt Lake City's 90-degree days are bringing the dangers of summer, namely forgetting children and dogs in hot locked cars. Officials have precautions for parents and pet owners to avoid tragedy.

Old fire hoses used to keep classrooms safe from gunfire

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted May 20th - 7:47pm

No matter what it costs, schools all across the country are trying to do whatever possible to keep students safe.

Mother warns about dangers of 'fainting game' after South Jordan boy dies

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted May 15th - 8:38pm

A funeral is planned Wednesday morning to remember the life of a 12-year South Jordan boy who died this past weekend playing a dangerous game with is friends. Now, his mother is warning others.

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Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted May 10th - 9:29am

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Slip simulator aims to improve workplace safety

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted May 5th - 12:15pm

A local utility company is using a new apparatus to help teach its employees a technique for walking that can help make their work environment and elsewhere a little bit safer by avoiding slipping and falling.

The potential danger inside popular apps your teens are using

Debbie Dujanovic and Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:05pm

With so many choices for kids, it makes it tough for parents to keep up with the latest apps. KSL took a closer look at some of the most popular apps out there and found there's a feature inside many of them that can put kids at risk.

Be careful with fidget spinners, government safety group warns

Daniella Emanuel, CNN  |  Posted Aug 12th - 7:42pm

Fidget spinners are supposed to be calming and fun, especially for students struggling to focus. But after some dangerous incidents involving the popular gizmos, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued new fidget spinner safety guidance for consumers and businesses.

New safety features aim to protect students in Utah schools

Keith McCord  |  Posted Aug 8th - 11:58am

A new school with state-of-the-art design and technology aims to keep students safe as the new academic year is about to begin.

Sports study: High school athletes not being fully protected

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 8th - 9:12am

A high school sports study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute and sponsored in part by the NFL shows that many individual states are not fully implementing key safety guidelines to protect athletes from potentially life-threatening conditions, including heat stroke.

Artificial turf temperatures too hot for young athletes? KSL investigates

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:33pm

Fake grass — or artificial turf — is a growing trend across Utah because it looks good and is pretty low maintenance. But the KSL Investigators got a complaint about how hot it can get, and we decided to test it out for ourselves.

Bear euthanized after biting head of rafter in Desolation Canyon

Andrew Adams  |  Posted Jul 10th - 11:16pm

On a day when most of the country was learning of a Colorado teen waking to the crunching sound of a bear biting his head, details surfaced Monday of a similar attack that unfolded in the lower Desolation Canyon area of central Utah.

Shootings kill or injure at least 19 US children each day

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th, 2017 - 9:35am

Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day, with boys, teenagers and blacks most at risk, according to a government study that paints a bleak portrait of persistent violence.

Study links mosquito spray to delayed motor skills in babies

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted Jun 11th, 2017 - 7:59pm

Naled -- the main chemical ingredient in the bug spray used in Miami to ward off Zika-carrying mosquitoes -- has an association with reduced motor function in infants, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Environmental International.

Father wants to memorialize son with safety changes along Provo River

Sean Moody  |  Posted Jun 6th, 2017 - 8:03pm

A 30-year-old Sandy man died last week while trying to rescue a woman and her daughter from the Provo River. Now the man's father says he has plans to prevent a similar tragedy from happening to another family.

Family warns of drowning hazard posed by bucket of water

Ashley Moser  |  Posted May 29th, 2017 - 10:32pm

An Ogden family hopes sharing their story will serve as a warning to other families after their 13-month-old child nearly drowned in a bucket of water.

Have You Seen This? Pedestrian's close call with train

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted May 2nd, 2017 - 1:15pm

I have a tough time paying attention, but let's all try and pay attention when our lives are on the line. Watch the video and you'll agree.

Police seek driver who hit, injured teen on Bangerter Highway

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted Mar 18th, 2017 - 6:28pm

Police in West Jordan are looking for the driver of a car involved in an unusual auto-pedestrian accident Tuesday morning. It happened at 9000 South and Bangerter Highway, and the teenager hit didn't know she was injured until hours later.

Close call has city officials warning parents to keep kids out of deep snow piles

Keith McCord  |  Posted Jan 5th, 2017 - 8:01pm

This week, Spanish Fork City administrators put a message on social media urging parents to be careful as their kids play in the deep snow. The warning comes after a close call involving a snowplow driver whose quick actions most likely saved some young lives.

Parents spend as much time on screens as their teens, study shows

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted Dec 6th, 2016 - 2:35pm

If you think your tween or teen spends too many hours online, you might need to look in the mirror before you dish out screen time criticisms. According to a new survey, parents spend as much time plugged in each day as their teens and three hours more per day than their tweens.