CINCINNATI - It may seem like common sense: Keep kids out of lawn mower traffic.
While many a weekend warrior takes great pleasure in this particular rite of spring, it comes the with risk of injuries to children and adults.
Facts and figures
- About 68,000 people are treated in U.S. emergency departments each year for lawn mower-related injuries, and 9,400 of them are children under the age of 18 (American Academy of Pediatrics)
- In 2010: More than 235,000 adults and 17,000 children in the U.S. were injured by lawn mowers (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons)
- Boys sustain 80 percent of lawnmower injuries, which most often occur on the arms or the hands (AAOS)
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