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The perils of snowblowers

Dec 27, 2010 6:43:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
Unclogging devices often causes hand injuries, ER doctor warns

A Plainfield teen lost half of his index finger, and surgeons had to reconstruct the middle finger of his right hand when he tried to clear impacted snow from a snowblower, an injury a local ER doctor said is not uncommon. There are about 4,500 hand injuries related to snowblower use reported in the United States each year, he said.