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December 28th, 2010 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP December 28, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

Snow blower dangers

http://pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/27/extreme-winter-weather-increases-risk-of-amputation-and-other-injuries/

“….According to the most recent estimates from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are more than 590 finger amputations and 5,700 hospitalizations resulting from snow blowers each year, which mainly occur when people using the equipment fail to stop the engine before attempting to clear snow and debris from the machine…..”

 

CPSC offers the following safety tips for using snow throwers:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5117.html



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