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3 Die in Maine While Removing Snow, Officials Urge Safety

Residents should take precautions during snow removal after three people died within the past 10 days in Maine.

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    3 Die in Maine While Removing Snow, Officials Urge Safety

    Public safety officials in Portland, Maine, say residents should take precautions during snow removal after three people died within the past 10 days.

    Portland spokeswoman Jessica Grondin says a postal worker found an unresponsive 83-year-old man leaning over the top of his snow blower. The two other residents who died were a 55-year-old man and a 78-year-old man who collapsed while shoveling.

    Portland Fire Chief Jerry LaMoria tells the Portland Press Herald it's not unusual for one person to die during snow removal during a Portland winter. But he says three close together is unusual.

    He advises people who shovel to let someone else know they are out shoveling and to stay hydrated.
     

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