Category Archives: Safety

Teen believed dead after plunging over Yosemite waterfall

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A 19-year-old swimmer is believed to be dead after he was swept over a waterfall at Yosemite National Park in California on Saturday. Aleh Kalman was swimming near the waterfall with his church group and was caught in a current which took him over the edge of the waterfall, dropping nearly 6,000 feet. Officials say […]

Report: Drowning number one cause of accidental death in young children

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A recent report by the Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC) states that children under 5-years-old are more likely to die by drowning than any other death by accident. Drowning is the number one accidental death risk for young children claims the report. The CPSC released their findings on Wednesday, reporting that 296 children under […]

11-year-old boy struck by train, condition upgraded

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A fifth grade boy returning home from school on Friday was hit by a Chicago commuter train in an upscale suburb northwest of the city. Dominic Szymanski, 11, crossed the tracks around 6 P.M.. Szymanski was apparently waiting for an oncoming train to pass and stepped onto the tracks on the other side of the […]

13-year-old boy critical after near drowning at Disney resort

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A 13-year-old boy is in critical condition on Monday after nearly drowning at Disney World’s Pop Century resort over the weekend. The unidentified teen was reportedly vacationing at his family from Missouri at the resort in Disney World when he start struggling in the resort’s pool. The boy was apparently playing with relatives in the […]

Texas youngsters hospitalized after power pole shock

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Two young Roseville Texas. children, a 3-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl, are undergoing surgery at Shriners H0spital in Galveston after the pair were allegedly shocked by a power pole outside their home on Sunday. The 5-year-old girl reportedly fell unconscious after the initial shock. The children, who are brother and sister, were reportedly playing […]

Illinois moms arrested for refusing 'smart meters'

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Two Naperville, Ill. moms were arrested on Wednesday after protesting the installation of smart meters, the electric company’s new meter technology which allows the utility company to monitor electric usage though wireless technology. Jennifer Stahl was one of the moms arrested after she reportedly interfered with a police officer after she stood in front of […]

Mother could be charged after child falls from window

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An Ohio mother could be charged with neglect if an investigation in to why her 5-year-old son fell out of the family’s second story window finds the woman negligent. The boy fell out of the window early Wednesday morning after a neighbor warned him not to stand in the windowsill. Shayna Shuman lives next door […]

Police: Father carrying infant shoots robber in self defense

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A Columbus, Ohio, man, who arrived at his home shortly before 9 P.M. on Monday night, used the power of his conceal and carry license to shoot a man he felt threatened the safety of he and his 2-month-old infant. Kelby Smith, 34, reportedly had his infant son in a car carrier, walking up his […]

KlaasKids Foundation introduces new child safety technology

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On the 32nd birthday of Polly Klaas, who was abducted and killed in 1993 in Petaluma, Calif., Polly’s father Marc announced partnerships between the KlaasKids Foundation and several technology companies to introduce new child-safety devices. The first is a free online web browser by Virtual World Computing called Cocoon for KlaasKids.  It is designed to […]

Home intruders pry money from toddler's hand

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Ohio burglars, who entered a home in West Columbus a few days after Christmas, pried $6 from the hands of a 2-year-old boy while he was sleeping. Danielle Mobley, the tot’s mother, said her son was actually sleeping with his fist clenched around his Christmas stash. “He loves money, and he was sleeping with it, […]

Pregnant woman and unborn baby die in scooter crash

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A Florida woman who was riding a scooter while eight months pregnant, died on Wednesday night after she lost control of the scooter. Shaneice S. Porter, 18, hit a curb while driving the scooter at 11 PM EST. She was not wearing a helmet. A police report stated that when Shaneice hit the curb, she […]

Couple arrive home to find babysitter drunk

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An Illinois couple who hired a babysitter to look after their 13-month-old toddler while they ran out to run a few holiday errands, were shocked and horrified to find the babysitter slumped over and passed out when they arrived home. The babysitter was reportedly drunk. Jessica M. Vaughan, 23, was hired to look after the […]

Missing Alabama teen found 3 days after car crash

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A missing Limestone County, Alabama, teen was found on Tuesday, three days after his family reported him missing. Tyler Campbell, 19, had been the victim of a vehicle crash after he apparently fell asleep at the wheel of the his truck. Campbell was reportedly driving home from a church function late Saturday night, when he […]

Two young children dead from carbon monoxide poisoning

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Two young children are dead today after a mother and her two young children, 7 and 8-years-old, moved into a single family home in Elkin, North Carolina, and were reportedly poisoned by fumes produced by a generator. My Fox 8 reports that the mother, Kathryn Gilliam, and children were found early this morning, shortly after […]

Teen falls from water slide at Six Flags Los Angeles

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A 19-year-old teen was reportedly acting erratically and with poor judgement on Sunday when he cut to the front of the line of a very steep water slide at Six Flags, Los Angeles, California, and fell. Witnesses say the unidentified man was acting drunk as he muscled his way to the front of the line and […]

Doctors warn against allowing children on trampolines

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  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is discouraging parents from allowing their children to play on trampolines, citing the high number of children who are injured on trampolines each year. In fact, they are asking pediatricians to actively request that the parents of their patients not allow recreational trampoline use. Those at the greatest […]

Toddler accidentally shoots father while he slept

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A Marion, Ohio man was reportedly shot in his side by his toddler while sleeping on his couch on Sunday afternoon. Police say the victim, Walter J. Call III, 24, had fallen asleep on this sofa when his 3-year-old son found a loaded gun laying around the house, picked it up and accidentally fired the […]

New York toddler drowns in toilet

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A 14-month-old toddler boy from Monsey, New York is dead today after his cousin found him face down in a toilet. The toddler, Mendi Altman, and his family were visiting relatives in Brookyln for the Rosh Hashanah holiday which is the Jewish New Year. The family was staying with Mendi’s aunt and uncle. Mendi’s parents […]

Laundry soap packet explodes, toddler could lose vision

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A Vancouver, Washington mother rushed her toddler son to the emergency room on Friday after he grabbed a laundry soap pack and squeezed it, causing the pack to explode in his face. The child’s mother, Cahterine Valach, says she had only turned her back for a moment when her son, Cartyr Jones, grabbeda  Purex Ultra-Pack […]

Parents suffer carbon monoxide poisoning, teen finds them in car

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Florida couple found poisoned from fumes in their garage while children sleptAn Orlando, Florida couple is alive today thanks to one of their children. The couple was found in their Florida home, inside the garage, sleeping in their car, suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. The parents of five children apparently ran out late Wednesday night […]

Daycare leaves toddler behind at New York beach

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A 2-year-old toddler girl was left behind after an outing with the ‘Our Little Darlings Day Care’ center in Bay Shore, New York. The daycare center took the children in their care to the state park on Tuesday and subsequently left the youngster behind. According to the police report, a woman said the toddler had […]

Roller coaster riders stuck for nearly two hours

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Riders get stuck for 2 hours on roller coaster in CaliforniaRiders of the Superman roller coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California got more than they bargained for when they got stuck on the top of the first hill on Sunday at around 3:15 pm. The 12 riders remained perched upon the top […]

Baby fell three stories while mom slept

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A 10-month-old Gary, Indiana baby is in serious condition after falling from a third story window of the family’s apartment. The baby apparently fell through a loose window screen while his mother was sleeping. The baby’s mother, Tiesha Powell, is calling his survival a miracle. The infant boy, Kyan, reportedly suffered from a liver laceration […]

Teen boy vanishes while swimming in Lake Michigan

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A 15-year-old boy from Portage, Indiana is missing after friends said he disappeared while they were swimming. The victim, Corey McFry, was reportedly swept away by a strong lake current off a beach near the Indiana Dunes. The incident happened Sunday after the teen and three of his friends decided to go swimming. Conservation Officer […]

Girl's nightgown up in flames — fabric softener possible contributor

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Liquid Downey fabric softener on a nightgown may have acted as an accelerant in a fire that has left a 9-year-old girl in Washington in critical condition. Addie Perrenoud from La Center, Washington was in getting ready for her morning on Wednesday when she lit a match to light a candle in her bathroom. Second […]