Snow adding injury to insult in Twin Cities
Kare 11 News: Report on 2/21/2011
MINNEAPOLIS -- Through all the snow that started Sunday morning, the accidents aren't just happening on the roads.
One hospital alone reported treating some 75 patients since Sunday due to snow-related mishaps. Those in the emergency room at Regions Hospital are seeing back injuries, heart attacks, frosbite and a whole lot more.
If you found yourself digging out, you're in good company, and a lot of company as well.
Shoveling can be an exhausting task, and considering the density of the snow, a back-breaking one at that. While every inch means that much more to shovel, it also means more weather related injuries.
"We've seen about 60 patients in the last 24 hours. Since the snowstorm started, we've seen a lot of injuries to the extremities, we've seen fractures, dislocations. Sprains is the majority of what we're seeing," said Andrew Zinkel, a [more...]