Snow removal is a necessary part of life when you live in Wisconsin.
Snow shoveling results in about 11,500 injuries — including 100 fatalities. As winter arrives, it’s worth noting that each year about 11,500 people in the United States are treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to snow shoveling.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission estimates that 3,000 persons are treated in emergency rooms in the United States for snow-blower injuries each year. Another study estimated at least 5.3 injuries per 1,000 machines occur annually.
Please refer to our resources to keep yourself safe when you are removing snow this Winter.