Got a call today in the morning that one of the mowers went off a 25 five foot cliff. The guy using it was ok but he took a tumble. $800.00 bucks in damage. He told me he would pay for it since it was his fault. I know that there is no excuse for this but should I take the money and fix the mower. The grass was damp and when he went to go turn he kept going straight because there was no tracking. Plus the hill was on an angle. Sounds to me like he was going to fast. I kinda feel bad taking the kids money only because he just graduated high school and has to work for about 3 weeks to make that kind of money. He worked with me last summer and did a good job. Honest and hard working are the words to describe Tim. Dam lucky he did'nt get his head chopped off. I had to call a friend who is also in business to come over and lift the machine from the gully. He came over with the 310 JD and lifted it up. Talk about a bad bad. The mower looked like a smashed car that just got into an accident. Tim went to the hospital to get checked out and the doctors said that he might have a slight concussion. I got all the insurance and the workers comp. I'll tell you I'm glad I got all that crap to cover my ass. Makes me feel a lot better. But more importantly tim is ok. Maybe I should just eat it. Its not like anything real bad happen to him. just some cuts, scrapes and bruises. What would you do? Make him pay or send him off his own way. I don't think I will fire him but this cant happen again. I was so stressed out. It took me a couple of hours to wind down.