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Snow-Blower Safty: CPSC Tips | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

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Nearly 600 finger amputations per year are attributable to snow-thrower machines, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  Another 5,740 people per year, on average, wind up in the emergency room for other types of thrower-related injuries.  Since 1992, at least 19 consumers have been killed by the machines.

If you plan to use a snow-thrower for snow removal this winter, keep in mind that most injuries happen when consumers attempt to clear debris from the discharge chute or the auger.  Always turn the machine off before attempting to dislodge any debris.  Following are some additional safety tips related to snow-throwers, courtesy of CPSC:

  • “Stop the engine and use a long stick to unclog wet snow and debris from the machine. Do not use your hands to unclog a snow thrower.
  • Always keep hands and feet away from all moving parts.
  • Never leave the machine running in an enclosed area.
  • Add fuel to the tank outdoors before starting the machine; don’t add gasoline to a running or hot engine. Always keep the gasoline can capped, and store gasoline out of the house and away from ignition sources.
  • If you have an electric-powered snow thrower, be aware of where the power cord is at all times.”Previously on the DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog, we have posted articles related to:
    • Winter safety and injury prevention guidelines
    • Safety tips for portable generators
    • Tips for preventing snow-shoveling injuries

    For information about your legal rights, please click here or call the law firm of Regan Zambri & Long, PLLC at(202) 463-3030.

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