utah News

Utah Registers 39 Workplace Deaths in 2012

New figures from Bureau of Labor Statistics show there were 39 workplace deaths in 2012 in Utah – the same total as the year before. The preliminary data shows that transportation-related deaths were the most frequent in Utah accounting for …

Safety Fears Spur Regulations for Trampoline Gyms

Stephen Merrill was finishing his freshman year of college two years ago when he and a group of friends went to an indoor trampoline park in Utah for a day of flipping, jumping and bouncing. At one point, Merrill leaped …

Winter Toll: 4 Died in Utah Avalanches

The ski season is closing with four avalanche fatalities in Utah, including the death of a safety professional. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the number is average for a Utah winter. The first death of a Utah avalanche forecaster …

Utah Canal Break Sends Adjusters to Flooded Houses

Insurance adjusters are assessing damaged to at least eight houses flooded by a canal break in the Salt Lake City suburb of Murray, Utah. The North Jordan Irrigation Co. has placed a temporary dam on the canal and hired an …

Study: Utah Health Breach Could Approach $406M

A 2012 security breach that exposed the personal information of 780,000 Utah residents to hackers could cost as much as $406 million, a new study finds. The Salt Lake Tribune reports in the aftermath of the breach, the state already …

2 Utah Fault Lines Could Erupt Together

Geologists say new research shows the two main fault lines in the Salt Lake City area will erupt at the same time. That would make the 7-magnitude quake that is expected to hit any year even bigger. The Salt Lake …

Rimkus Opens Utah Office

Rimkus Consulting Group, a leader in forensic engineering consulting services, has announced the opening of a new office in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 1, 2013. This new office is led by Rimkus District Manager Christopher R. Grubbs, P.E. …

Utah Prepares for Another Busy Wildfire Season

The mountains still may be covered in snow, but officials already are preparing for another busy wildfire season in Utah amid growing concern over the cost to battle them. State officials told the Deseret News that the upcoming season could …

Utah House Votes to Expand 80 MPH Roads

Utah drivers can lay off the brakes. The Utah House has approved a measure to expand 80 mph stretches of some rural Utah roads. The House voted 69-5 Wednesday to pass the measure, which will hike the speed limit on …

Utah Boat Owner Sentenced in Swimmer’s Death

A Utah judge on Wednesday sentenced a powerboat owner to 2 1/2 years in jail in the death of a swimmer who was cut down by his boat and left to bleed in a reservoir. Second District Judge Ernie Jones …