Cutting Down Mowing Hazards - Put on a Picnic! - Avoid Telephone Hang-ups - Going Bananas! - Proverbs for Today: Don't Be Left in the Dark: Blindness, mangled limbs and crippling burns - they're not just the results of warfare. Lawn-mowing accidents bring more than 60,000 casualties to hospital emergency rooms every year. You can avoid certain common hazards and keep from being one of these statistics. Sandals, for instance, may keep your feet cool, but using a lawn mower is a poor way to clip your toenails. Wear sturdy shoes with nonslip soles. Gather up any foreign objects from the lawn, including recreational equipment, gardening tools and loose rocks. Such objects become unguided missiles when propelled into the air by a lawn-mower blade.
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