Serious injuries from riding power mowers were sustained by 18 children. Eleven children were passengers on the mower and fell into its path. The injuries required an extensive number of hospitalizations and reconstructive procedures. Fifteen patients suffered considerable residual deformities. Operating riding power mowers in the vicinity of children must be actively discouraged.
(JAMA 236:480-481, 1976)
Ross PM, Schwentker EP. Mutilating Lawn Mower Injuries in Children. JAMA. 1976;236(5):480–481. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270050036028