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A plow clears snow after a winter storm rolled through western New York on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 in Amherst, NY

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How to stay safe when using a snowplow and other snow removal equipment : NPR

A plow clears snow after a winter storm rolled through western New York on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 in Amherst, NY

Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP

avengers Actor Jeremy Renner was hospitalized on Sunday after a snowplow accident and is now recovering.

Renner suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries in the crash in Reno, Nevada, and was in critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery, according to his rep.

The actor posted to Instagram from a hospital bed on Tuesday, saying, “Thank you for all your kind words. I’m too messed up now to type. But sending love to you all.”

Snowplows are attached to vehicles to shovel snow. Here’s how to stay safe when using these and other snow removal equipment, according to retailer Replacement Commercial Parts Warehouse.

Snow plow

  • Make sure you are well rested before starting the activity.
  • Dress warmly.
  • Thoroughly inspect the vehicle and remove snow.
  • When moving between sites, turn off the plow and angle it to the right to avoid contact with snow banks.
  • Try not to exceed 40 miles per hour with the vehicle.
  • Keep an eye on the temperature gauge to make sure the engine isn’t overheating.
  • Identify obstacles, such as speed bumps, curbs, fences and pipes, and trace your path using driveway markers.
  • Take a break if you need to.

snow shovels

  • Warm up your muscles for about 10 minutes. Shoveling snow can be a workout.
  • Pace yourself, hydrate, and stop if you feel any signs of distress, such as shortness of breath or chest pain.
  • Use a shovel appropriate for your size and strength level.
  • Do not throw snow to the side or behind you as the twisting motion can add tension to the body.

Snowblowers

  • Keep hands and feet away from moving parts of blower and do not touch motor with exposed skin.
  • Clear the area of ​​loose objects, such as doormats, sleds and boards.
  • Wear earplugs.
  • Don’t leave it unattended or point it at people and stay aware of where it is throwing snow.
  • Do not put fuel in it while it is running or hot.
  • Children under the age of 15 should not operate a snow thrower or be near a running snow thrower.

General Snow Removal Tips

  • Dress warmly.
  • Make sure you can see clearly.
  • Better to start early and clear snow often, to avoid having to move packed snow.
  • Consult a doctor, as snow removal can make your heart beat faster.



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