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Record Snowfall in Buffalo NY

Walking in the Snow You may have seen the snow in Buffalo NY this past week, up to what appears to be 8' in some places! The latest report today indicates 8 snow related deaths, 5 of them from heart attacks. Every year as a paramedic in Denver the first heavy snow of the year would bring the early morning calls for heart attack victims, sometimes 3-4 within the city itself. These were typically males in late forties through early 60's who were in reasonable physical condition. Needless to say none of them expected that the exertion of shoveling snow would be enough to trigger a heart attack!

Safe All-Terrain Vehicle Operation The Safe All-Terrain Vehicle Operation article featured in Utility Safety magazine was written in 2000 by Bill Siuru and myself about winter hazards and operating All-Terrain vehicles.  In addition to discussing winter hazards some OSHA citations involving snowcat operations were discussed.  These...