Tags:

Be Safe With That Snowblower

Monday, 03 Jan 2011 08:41 AM


Shoveling snow is not the only activity that can put your health at risk as you cope with this winter season. Health experts are warning you to be careful with that snowblower, too.

While the time-saving devices may help you avoid the back pain that can accompany shoveling snow, they can present grave danger to your hands and fingers. Snowblower accidents cause severe injuries to hands and fingers that require finger amputations and rehabilitation, says a hand surgeon from Loyola University Health System in Chicago.

“Every winter, we get three or four cases,” Dr. Randy Bindra says in a university news release.

To stay safe, never use your hands to clear snow from the machine if it gets clogged. Instead, use a broom handle or stick.

For more tips on safe snowblower use and to read the full Health Day story — Go Here Now.





© HealthDay

 
1Like our page
2Share
Health-News
145
2011-41-03
Monday, 03 Jan 2011 08:41 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved