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David Haggerty
06-09-2003, 07:02 AM
Tried to post these pics yesterday but kept getting bumped off the net. I guess I was consuming too much bandwidth on a busy day.

this guy is a friend of my son. While mowing a ditch, he slipped and pulled the push mower over his foot.
Pretty typical accident. The doctor told him it would regrow. He's in his early twenties.

BSDeality
06-09-2003, 08:42 AM
at least they're all still attached.

David Haggerty
06-09-2003, 08:59 AM
other side

65hoss
06-09-2003, 09:09 AM
Very lucky guy.

jlewis
06-09-2003, 10:55 AM
What kind out footwear did he have on?

I have worn work boots ever since I slipped once w/ a push mower wearing sneakers. (Never came close to the mower, but scared enough to change.)

Joe

Gravely_Man
06-09-2003, 11:03 AM
A very lucky person indeed! That is not good but could have been much worse.


Gravely_Man

Jimbo
06-09-2003, 11:20 AM
Ouch!! What kind of shoes was he wearing? I hope he is on some type of strong antibiotic to keep infection at bay.

It might partially grow back but it will not be very pretty I bet.

Jimbo

wareagle
06-09-2003, 12:29 PM
How many people require that their employees weare steel toes shoes?

Does you insurance have anything to say about wearing steel toed shoes?

cos
06-09-2003, 12:32 PM
We used to wear these pull over metal tips while mowing in the military. We looked really ridiculous and made a clanging sound when we walked. I never lost a foot though. :)

Runner
06-09-2003, 12:45 PM
This is such a typical practice among many homeowners and yet so dangerous. I've posted on this before - about "pulling" the mower up hill behind you. You ALWAYS keep the mower higher than you for control. This guy is real lucky.

bommaritro
06-09-2003, 12:45 PM
Steel Toes Steel Toes Steel Toes.... Let me say it again Steel Toes!!!! I know they may be uncomfortable but they will save you a whole world of hurting. I have lost a few pairs of boots from slipping or having stuff dropped on my toes. Dropping a 150+ dollar for boots is nothing as paying 1200+ for doctors bill plus losing time working. Please wear you PPE it will keep you working and feeling good.

Ron

gogetter
06-09-2003, 01:27 PM
hmmmm, still not loading for me.

bobbygedd
06-09-2003, 01:45 PM
no steel toe shoes! it may damage one of the blades

bommaritro
06-09-2003, 01:47 PM
I never thought about it that way. Silly me :D

I remember reading some where that blood on the blades actually make them cut smoother and stimulates grass growth. :D

Ron

Remsen1
06-09-2003, 01:48 PM
Maybe I should show these pictures to the guy I saw mowing wearing sandals while listening to a Walkman.

All I could think was "what a ******!".

bobbygedd
06-09-2003, 01:55 PM
yea man, seriously though, u got to watch yur azz and think before you do something. one split second can cost u a finger, hand, or foot. please, be careful.

Phishook
06-09-2003, 03:40 PM
:eek:

David Haggerty
06-09-2003, 09:36 PM
Originally posted by Jimbo
Ouch!! What kind of shoes was he wearing? I hope he is on some type of strong antibiotic to keep infection at bay.

It might partially grow back but it will not be very pretty I bet.

Jimbo

He's on antibiotic.
But not on the wound!
It's how they now treat something that they expect to regenerate. No salves, ointments, Not even water!
Just wrap it up and pour him full of oral antibiotics.
It must work.

I think he was wearing sneakers.


Thanks to everyone for your replies.
If a picture is worth a thousand words the theme of this pic has to be..Think safety, think safety, think safety....

This is dangerous work.

Dave

turfcare
06-10-2003, 04:23 PM
I am big on safety. I look at it this way, I get hurt, I don't work, I don't make money. Not to mention, I don't want any of my body parts altered!

lawndreamer
06-10-2003, 05:24 PM
no steel toe shoes! it may damage one of the blades


I know I wouldn't either I'm sure a blade is more costly than a foot. Wouldn't want to lose that extra money.