mower falls and kills a man

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by looperlawn, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. looperlawn

    looperlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    Just got news that one of the old guys that mow in my area had jack of some sort under his ztr. He was under it doing something and it fell and, crushed his head. His wife found him 4 hours later DOA. So be careful on how you raise your mower if you have to get under it.
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  2. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,545

    And this is why you use a real jack AND jack stand's. Never trust one or the other by itself to do the job.
  3. MRCo.

    MRCo. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    I hate to hear that, especially terrible for his wife. Take care, folks.
  4. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,160

    I always use jack stands under my Ztr but when I'm changing the blades it can be very scary under there my Ztr is 1600 pounds.
  5. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,545

    Yeah, when you put a wrench on a spindle nut the whole mower can move.
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    My prayers go out to wife. That's one of many dangers a lot of guys don't even think about. I don't even use a jack anymore for changing blades. Run a strap around the front of the mower and lift with chain hoist and support with jack stands.
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  7. Diesel Dude

    Diesel Dude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    Sad to hear that especially for the wife. Prayers go out to the family. I always run one side up on the trailer ramp and set brake and chock it.
  8. OneLineAtATime

    OneLineAtATime LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    I try to never put my head under the mowers.... One thing to have a arm reaching to a blade
  9. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,050

    That's sad news
  10. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,017

    Don't put your head under the mower.....

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