Just wanted to drop a line for all contractors who use skid loaders for snow removal. Be sure you or the person you have running your skid steer buckled up. Christmas day my dad was using our skid steer to remove snow from a private road and hit a manhole fram and stopped the skid steer dead in its tracks. He flew up and slammed against the glass enclosure. He was there for 45-60 minutes before anyone found him. Thought he was going to dye. When he slammed into the door he jammed his neck back and bruised his spinal cord around the C-5 area. He couldn't move a thing but his head. He had surgery to stabalize his vertabrea's. He is now in therapy and is starting to get some movement back. Thank God!! As you've probably figured out by now he was not wearing his seatbelt. I had hit a manhole about 8 years ago did the same thing slamming into the door but only a bloody nose and a cut on my forehead. Since then i have worn my seat belt every time. Just wanted to may keep this from happening to anyone else in this business.