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Report Says Year to Year Lawn Mower Accidents Rising

A new report out says year-to-year lawn mower accidents are on the rise.

Medical experts say burns and lawn mower injuries obviously rise during the summer months, but overall injuries are up three percent since 2009.  Indianapolis-based Eskenazi Health's Richard Fairbanks Burn Center says it's seeing an increase in the number of patients with severe burns from pouring gasoline into the engines of hot mowers. 

Also, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says 253,000 people were treated for injuries with nearly 17,000 of them involving young people under the age of 19 in 2010.  Common injuries include deep cuts, loss of fingers and toes and broken bones.  Authorities says avoiding alcohol while mowing, wearing protective clothing, keeping mowers in good, functioning order and never mowing the lawn while barefoot are all good safety measures.

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