A 15-year-old boy had been using the family snowblower to clear the snow from the driveway. The snow was wet and heavy and kept clogging the machine.


When the machine was stopped the boy reached in to unclog some of the snow which had collected there. Two of his fingers were cut off by the machine’s blades. A simple machine guard, among other safety devices, could have prevented this occurrence.[124]

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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