Mayo Clinic Health System treating snow blower injuries

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) Following Thursday's heavy winter storm, Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire says it had three patients come in with snow blower related hand injuries.

Doctors say those types of injuries usually happen after snow clogs a snow blower's exit chute, and people use their hands to clear it out.

They say nationally hundreds of people get their fingers or hands mangled from improper handling of snow blowers every winter.

Locally, that number is around five or ten injuries per year.

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