• Online Events For Landscapers!
    With GIE+EXPO cancelled, virtual education and product launches are filling up the fall. Check out dates for Caterpillar, Exmark, NALP, and more. Click here to learn more.

This is why you should ALWAYS wear eye protection!

QualityLawnCare4u

LawnSite Gold Member
Today I was weedeating along a chain link fence and the weedeater picked up a rock about the size of a marble and it slung it at bullet speed and completely shattered my left goggle lens. No harm to my eye. No doubt this would have been bad without eye protection. I'm sure you all practice safety but just a friendly reminder of what could have been!
 

tacoma200

LawnSite Fanatic
Couldn't agree more. Told my helper to go back to the truck and get his safety glasses the other day and he was hit by a rock near his eye within minutes. Left a pretty good mark on his skin just under the frame. I don't have to tell him anymore.
 
OP
Q

QualityLawnCare4u

LawnSite Gold Member
That is true but every day I see some dumbazz not wearing them while weedeating. I had rather lose about anything besides my eyesight!
 

tacoma200

LawnSite Fanatic
you would have to be a complete dumb a@@ not to wear eye protection while using the line trimmer.
I agree, I was training him so he's learning fast.
 

sheshovel

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
zone 7 CA
Close one uh? Those are probably the same guys who set their hot equipment down in dry grass and start fires in this state.
 
OP
Q

QualityLawnCare4u

LawnSite Gold Member
Close one uh? Those are probably the same guys who set their hot equipment down in dry grass and start fires in this state.
Is that why my county is buring up right now:) Yeah, there are some smart folks out there who would do something like this. Another thing I find unbelivable is some idiot getting off a mower and stick their hands under the deck while its still running, thinking that just because the blades are off they are safe. Here's your sign:hammerhead:
 

rodfather

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Clinton, NJ
Glad to hear you're ok Danny. Are ya getting any relief down there with any rain these days?
 

hughmcjr

LawnSite Member
Location
Oregon
not 100% fullproof for obvious reasons, but if you are flinging rocks with a weedeater on a regular basis, either the shield is not sufficient or in proper place, or it is being used incorrectly and carelessly. I know it happens from time to time, but never mind just ourselves, flinging rocks is a serious liability.
 

nmurph

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
ga
trimming w/o googles is only slightly more stupid than running a mower or blower w/o ear protection. i just don't get it!
rod, i'll answer for dano, no rain, none in sight. the fires have now covered about 100k ac. all they say is they are working to contain them, whatever that means. we also have several smaller fires, 1500ac that an arsonist set nearby.
 
Top