I just got finished speaking with a friend who works for another local LCO that does commercial ONLY work. She refers all the residential calls my way to help but anyway, she told me of a terrible mishap that happened to one of there guys last week. He was on an exmark cuttin at the top of a really steep hill and when he went around a tree(that was real close to the edge of the hill) he really shouldnt have, the tires started slipping and down he went!! She said the guys told her it caught a large root and sent the mower airborne and it landed on him blade runnin!!! He was rushed to the emergency room where he was treated for bruises and half his ear ripped off. I reckon he was a little lucky eh? Well just thought i'd share this story with fellow LCO's it makes me a little more aware everytime i hear something aweful like this, and hope this will sharpen others awareness. Good Luck!!!!!!!