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Snow Shoveling Safety

Doctor Daniel Meyers of Saint Vincent Hospital's Emergency Department says this is the time of year when most shoveling injuries occur.


NOVEMBER 27, 2013- As snow begins to fall, doctors are urging you to be careful while you're shoveling.
Doctor Daniel Meyers of Saint Vincent Hospital's Emergency Department says this is the time of year when most shoveling injuries occur.
He warns people to not push more snow than they can lift, as back injuries and strains can occur.
In addition, he says heart attacks often happen when elderly people over exert themselves while shoveling.
Doctor Meyers says snow-blowing injuries are also common.
He says if your snow blower is clogged; make sure you shut it off first... And never shove your hand inside of the device.

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