A study released by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health says that nearly 80,000 Americans are sent to the hospital every year due to lawn mower accidents. It reports that the main culprit is debris like rocks and sticks being propelled and hitting someone nearby. President of Smotherman's Custom Landscaping in Longview, Paul Peerey says that along with wearing goggles, protective clothing, and keeping children clear of the are , being aware is key.
"It is imperative that people know how to work safely in public, and that in a nutshell is being aware of your surroundings" - Paul Peerey, Smotherman's Custom Landscaping
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