Safety advice for tractor mowers.

Some post about tool safety in another group reminded me of a grim incident that happened a few years ago, which gave me chills and made a lasting impression on me. It is more appropriate to this group, so I'll write it here even though it still gives me chills just to write it. A few years ago, I read about an accident involving a grandpa on a tractor mower and his little granddaughter following close behind with a plastic toy push mower. I won't go into the grim details, but had it be me, I think I would have put a gun in my mouth. But for anyone using a tractor mower while having toddlers around, or just grandkids visiting, pick up a cheap set of rear view mirrors and mount them on the tractor.
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Bill
In Hamptonburgh, NY
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Go a little farther. There is no place for kids, or anyone else for that matter, near a mowing operation. That includes any type of power mower, ride on, walk behind gas or electric mower, or string weed whacker. Cutting grass is not an observer sport. Its a dangerous, necessary chore that should not include an audience. Just last week my weed-eater picked up a stone and smashed the glass in my green house door. God forbid if it would have been a grandkids eye.

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willshak wrote:

I know of a farmer that ran over and killed his young son who was riding on his tractor with him. He had a heart attack afterwards but I never heard follow up. It pains me to see kids around heavy equipment in use. I also know of 2 women that ran over and killed their kids with their cars. I think both marriages were destroyed by it. One happened at our swim club but I still see mothers letting their kids run loose in the parking lot.
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