Bins wheelie dangerous for elderly

Wheelie bins don't only pose a danger to exuberant youth and drunk students, they are also a menace to the elderly, Australian hospital records reveal.

A spate of finger injuries has prompted orthopaedic surgeons to warn about the risks of older people manoeuvring unwieldy rubbish bins, which can weigh up to 96kg when full.

Accidents typically occur when the patient falls forward while over-tilting the bin and still gripping the bin handle, according