More than 200,000 Americans are injured each year while trying to remove snow and at least 27,000 were injured using snow blowers or throwers, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
To avoid being injured, experts from the National Safety Council shared these safety tips for removing large amounts of snow.
The National Safety Council also recommended taking frequent breaks while shoveling, stay hydrated and seek emergency care for any pain in the chest or shortness of breath.
Be safe when shoveling snow. Follow these safety tips when clearing out your driveways and sidewalks → https://t.co/kE0XBx1ZMU— Governor Dan Malloy (@GovMalloyOffice) January 23, 2016
The Connecticut Department of Public Health told Connecticut residents to be careful when using their snow blowers as well. Here are some of their tips for safe snow blowing:
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