Lawn mower-related injuries are more common and severe than you may think. Typical injuries include deep cuts, loss of fingers and toes and eye injuries. What are the best way to prevent these lawnmower personal injuries? A spokesman of the Wisconsin Division of Trade and Consumer Protection recommends that owners / users of lawnmowers use protective gear and some common sense. Protective clothing include but are not limited to: protective eye-wear, ear plugs, and steel-toed boots. Tennis shoes may be provide some protection, but these type of shoes are not going to stand up to projectile rocks, sticks, or pieces of the mower’s blade. A more severe type of injury also results from projectiles. For example, an 8-year-old Wisconsin boy was struck in the chest by a stick that was shot out from under the lawn mower, requiring surgery. If you would like to read more on this topic see Lawn Mower Safety Hazards.
Mowing the lawn can become just another mundane chore. However, you should not neglect your safety because something becomes so routine. Lawn mowers can inflict serious and sometimes deadly injury. Simply wearing protective articles of clothing can prevent you from losing your hearing, an eye or limb. To read more safety tips regarding lawn mowers see Lawn Mowers – Danger of Personal Injury to Children.