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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 20, 2016 - 09:15 PM

Saturday I seen a post pop on facebook about an accident that happened to a little boy(7) who was injured in a mowing accident. Reports said his dad was mowing and the boy was playing in the yard. The tractor deck picked up something and flung it out striking the boy in the head. He was life flighted.

Sadly he passed away last night from his injuries.

Please be careful out there mowing. This could happen to anyone young or old.

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Posted September 20, 2016 - 09:51 PM

terrible, i dont know what else to say.


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Posted September 20, 2016 - 10:00 PM

I would be hard to live with something like that. Our prayers go out to that family.


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Posted September 21, 2016 - 05:11 AM

It would be so hard to continue on with life. Yesterday, a little girl was killed in a freak accident a few miles from us. Happens so quickly.
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Posted September 21, 2016 - 06:05 AM

That's why I won't allow children outside while mowing! Adults are at risk also!


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Posted September 21, 2016 - 06:31 AM

A couple of days ago, I saw a man mowing on a zero turn with a toddler in his lap. That could go bad real fast.


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Posted September 21, 2016 - 07:14 AM

That's a big burden to carry around for the rest of your days. The death of a child often leads to families falling apart, too.

My ex used to get po'd because she would come outside, watch me mow and I would stop mowing until she went inside. I never could get her to understand how dangerous that was. I still make my boys stay inside when I'm mowing. I've seen stones thrown across yards into car windshields, house windows, you name it. I have a dent in the door of my pickup from mowing this summer. As a kid I remember my grandma going to the doctor to get a piece of house wire pulled from her leg that caught her while she was mowing.
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Posted September 21, 2016 - 07:19 AM

Usually the first thing to come off a mower is the safety deflector shield on the discharge chute.  Either removed or tied up.  Some times it is out of necessity, other times they want to see the grass fly further.


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Posted September 21, 2016 - 07:46 AM

That's a terrible thing to have happen to anyone.


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Posted September 21, 2016 - 08:14 AM

A horrible tragedy. My wife's friend teaches there and said he got struck in the head by a chunk of metal the mower tossed out.

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Posted September 21, 2016 - 11:26 AM

I removed the deflector on mine but it set up as a mulcher. It will still throw some thing out as it is but usually not up in the air. I have a neighbor that has her grandchild on the mower quite often and it scares me when I see it.


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Posted September 21, 2016 - 12:12 PM

I never mow with the grand kids on the tractor..  Only give tractor rides..  They are told to leave the area when I'm mowing for just that reason..  And yes- the chute deflector is on my machine..  That poor father will put himself through hell dealing with this..  Awful..


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Posted September 21, 2016 - 12:43 PM

I all way hate the dangers of mowing even when I'm mowing with are 4840 and are 3 way attachment I would kill the tractor if my cosines came out to whach me mow

My prayers go out to all family's that has lost some one in some freak accident
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Posted September 21, 2016 - 02:58 PM

Don't know what to add. Can't imagine what the family is going through. Praying for peace & comfort for the family.

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Posted September 21, 2016 - 03:17 PM

Sad on many levels. Poor family! God help them.


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