Tragic accident

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grass_cuttin_fool, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

  2. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    Oh man! He'll have to live with that for the rest of his life. Always been one of my biggest fears, to injure anyone.
  3. timinkc

    timinkc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    me too... can't even imagine....
  4. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    There's really gotta be a bunch more to this story than what we are reading. Sad, but something is wrong with the story, or the parent was at fault.
  5. nova385

    nova385 LawnSite Member
    from Mid MI
    Messages: 69

  6. jlewis

    jlewis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    I know that my son (5 1/2) loves to run behind me when I mow. Everytime I see / catch him, I stop, turn off the mower and explain the dangers. I ALWAYS talk to him before I even start. He is still just a kid that loves machines. All he really wants is a ride on the mower (never w/ blades on).

    That changed this year, I got a WB!

    You can't fault the kid (he was 4 for g*d sake). Unfortunatly the blame is on the mower operator and day care provider.

    Good reality check.

  7. HGT

    HGT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    When there are children around and machinery is running it is the responsibility of the operator to KNOW where those kids are at all times!
  8. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I mow a daycare, the lady keeps all the kids inside till I'm done, I probably would'nt cut it if she did not do this.
  9. AssuredServicesCo

    AssuredServicesCo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 113

    Damn, thats a bad one. Stuff happens in any line of work so be careful. I wouldn't want to live with that. That man will definately need some counseling to get through that.
  10. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    I never thought about that, but he will deff. need counseling. Not sure if counseling would help me, if I caused an accident like that.
    Don't know what I would do. Hope I never have to find out.

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