Did you know that lawnmower injuries are among the leading causes of amputations in children in western countries? Or that injuries caused by the lawnmowers are more severe than injuries caused by any other tool or device commonly used around the house?
In North America, aside from countless lacerations, fractures, burns and amputations of the fingers, hands, toes, feet and legs caused by the lawnmowers, people also get run over by riding lawnmowers. Oftentimes it’s parents or grandparents running over their kids or grandkids when reversing their riding mowers.
I once listened to a program on AM radio about lawnmower injuries and was bloody glad I didn’t own one. They are not the type of injury which you have in your face often, but apparently they’re more common than most people realize, especially in spring time.