Injuries from lawn mower accidents are more frequent and devastating than
most realize. Serious lawn mower injuries occur everyday, but most people are not aware because this information is not made
public. Injuries happen in a split second and thousands of consumers, mainly children and the elderly are maimed from lawn
For many years the O.P.E.I., the Consumer Product Safety Commission and consumer organizations
have pressed lawn mower manufacturers to improve their safety standards. In 2005, a research team compiled the following
Injury figures come from two large databases. One of those databases tracks patients discharged
from hospitals. The other database, kept by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, records emergency department visits related
to consumer products. There appears to be an increasing trend in the incidence of serious lawn mower injuries in this country,
a clear indication that not enough is being done to prevent lawn mower injuries, the researchers write.
May, 2006 FOX and CBS News reported on the seriousness of lawn
mower injuries. Consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen on The Early Show, said mowing the lawn is a weekend
activity that many homeowners dread. Not only is mowing the lawn time consuming, it can also be downright dangerous.
Every year, Koeppen said Monday, some 80,000 Americans go to the emergency room because of accidents
involving lawn mowers. Many of the victims are children and the elderly.
"We see (injuries from lawn mowers) every summer, I'm talking big injuries that are devastating,"
Dr. Scott Kozin of the Shriners Hospitals For Children tells Koeppen. Kozin is a pediatric hand and foot surgeon who's treated
dozens of kids injured by lawn mowers. He says mower accidents are the No. 1 cause of foot amputations in children nationwide.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that no one under age 12 should operate a push
or self-propelled mower.
June 27, 2006 FOX 4News early evening news cast stressed the dangers
associated with operating a lawn mower. As reported thousands of children are seriously hurt each year. Consumers
should be extremely cautious when operating a mower. It only takes one second for someone to be seriously injured or killed.
The best advice is to do your own research and select equipment that offers the best safety features available.
A report in the Annals of Emergency Medicine tracks hospital treated lawn mower injuries
in the U.S. Over the past nine years, emergency rooms treated over 740,000 lawn mower injuries. Teens aged 15-19 had the highest hospitalization
rate for mower injuries. Having fractured toes was the most common diagnosis requiring hospitalization, followed by amputated
toes or a foot. In numerous cases the mower was being pulled backward and a foot slipped under the mower.
Over the past nine years over 2,000,000 people were admitted to the emergency room for heat
stroke or heart problems as a result of overexertion while mowing.
It is these injuries that we, and numerous others, believe could have been prevented if certain precautions
had been taken and lawn mowers were designed with safety in mind, researchers add.
The above research is definitely alarming and should provide anyone
with a better understanding of how dangerous lawn mowers really are.
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