I ran into my friend at the nursery who was walking with a crutch(He broke his leg). I said," what happened to you"? He said he was putting the machine on his trailer. He got off the machine,slipped on the gate,while he was falling his hand grabbed the forward controls causing the machine to creep up his leg.Luckily,the machine shut off when his hand released the controls. He actually worked for an hour and went home.The next morning,he was putting on his socks getting ready to go to work when he heard a loud popping noise from his leg.He went to the hospital where it was found that he broke his leg! Friend of mine has a walker and he was telling me how he has all the safeties on the machine disabled so he can get off the machine with the blades engaged. I,also,have a walker,and after hearing what happened to my friend,will never consider disabling anything. I guess I posted this to remind everyone to respect your machines. Imagine if this guy disconnected the safeties!