DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Children’s Hospital is working to increase lawnmower safety. The hospital says it has treated two children in the last week who are suffering from devastating injuries from lawn mowers.
They say such injuries are uncommon, but are almost always serious and even life-altering in some cases.
The event, hosted at the Dayton Masonic Lodge, featured expert advice from Lisa Schwing, the hospital’s trauma program manager.
“Primarily, the injuries we’re talking about are kids who are losing their whole foot or part of their foot. People who are backing up and don’t realize the child is there,” says Schwing.
Dayton Children’s serves 20 different Ohio counties and eastern Indiana, totaling more than 320,000 children a year.