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8 Lawnmower Injury Prevention Tips (video)

8 Lawnmower Injury Prevention Tips (video)

Mowing lawns is a time-honored way for kids to make extra spending money during the hot summer months. But will they do it safely — or will they risk serious injury because they don’t understand the power of a lawnmower or how to operate one safely? June is National Home Safety Month and five medical organizations* warn that the routine chore of mowing the lawn can be extremely dangerous to children , the operator, and those nearby if proper safety precautions are ignored. Last year, 253,000 people in the U.S. were treated for lawn mower-related injuries, and 17,000 of those were children under the age of 19, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. A lot of these lawn mower-related injuries require painful reconstruction and often take months or years to heal. There are some common sense things you can do to prevention injury while using a lawnmower. 8 La...

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