Winter will be here before we know it, and in some parts of the country, that means snow is coming. With snow comes snow shoveling injuries, many of which are avoidable. Approximately 11,500 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries that happened while shoveling or removing ice and snow manually. More serious dangers resulting from snow shoveling are reported, namely acute myocardial infarction and sudden coronary death.
Here are some of the most common things people do incorrectly when shoveling snow, and what you can do to prevent injury.