With winter weather (especially in Iowa!) always comes a great deal of snow…and snow clean up. The use of snow blowers has fortunately made the dreadful task quite easier though! However, it’s important to keep safety in mind when using your snow blower. There are approximately 5,740 hospital emergency room injuries every year caused by snow blowers; and since 1992, 19 deaths have been reported from using snow blowers. Snow blowers are an extremely helpful tool during the winter, but can also be very dangerous.