Freezing weather conditions may create safety hazards that can harm you or cause property damage. For instance, we recently discussed how you could cause a house fire by improperly heating your home. Another blog later this week will talk about the hazards of frozen pipes. Frozen bodies of water are a cold-weather hazard that deserve more attention. Each year, people fall through the ice of frozen lakes, rivers and ponds.
Any type of activity over frozen bodies of water could put you at risk of drowning. There is no guarantee the ice will be able to support your weight. You could experience hypothermia within minutes if you were to fall through the ice. Hypothermia drops your body temperature and impairs your ability to control movements. You could be unable to escape the water after developing this condition.
There are other safety tips that you could take into consideration to avoid drowning.
Washington DC and the East Coast could still have several weeks of cold weather. For future updates on winter weather safety tips, follow the Washington DC personal injury lawyers at Regan Zambri Long PLLC on Facebook and Twitter.Tagged DC, IceSkating, Winter