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Snowblower Safety


January 19th, 2018

Each year, hundreds of people suffer serious damage to their fingers or hands due to the improper handling of snowblowers.  Most commonly, the tips of the fingers need to be amputated, so preventing the injury initially is key.

Injuries usually occur when the snow is heavy, wet, or has accumulated several inches.  The snow clogs the exit chute of the machine, and the person using the machine tries to unclog this using his/her hand.  Unfortunately, the blades still can rotate when the machine is off, and these cut whatever is in their path.

Stay safe while snowblowing this season with these tips:


http://www.assh.org/handcare/hand-safety/snowblower






Posted on January 19th, 2018