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Florida 2-Year-Old Loses Feet in Lawn Mower
ABC ^ | April 12, 2013 | Sydney Lupkin

Posted on 04/13/2013 9:34:31 AM PDT by bgill

A Florida 2-year-old lost both feet Wednesday night after her father accidentally backed over her with his riding lawn mower... Two-year-old Ireland Nugent was calling her father’s name as he mowed the lawn Wednesday night, but he didn’t see her, said Nugent, who watched as her husband mowed over her daughter’s legs.

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TOPICS: Outdoors
KEYWORDS: lawnmower; safety
What part of parenting do people not understand? Keep little kids inside and teach them not to touch or get near the lawn mower, the chain saw, the garbage disposal, guns, fire, wasp nests and fire ants. What's with that woman letting her toddler run out to the mower? Does she let the girl put stuff down the garbage disposal?
1 posted on 04/13/2013 9:34:31 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

Horrible.


2 posted on 04/13/2013 9:38:34 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: bgill

What part of parenting do people not understand?
Indeed most people don’t THINK any more.


3 posted on 04/13/2013 9:41:34 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: bgill

I just have to say that I didn’t even let the dogs in the yard while I was on the riding mower. The thought of a toddler out there...


4 posted on 04/13/2013 9:42:02 AM PDT by EricT.
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When I was in law school, we read lots of lawnmower cases for torts. You’d think parents would know to keep kids away.

My stepfather was an attorney and I guess he’d read some of those same cases because we were never allowed out on the lawn when he was mowing.

How sad for this little girl and her family.


5 posted on 04/13/2013 9:45:58 AM PDT by radiohead
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To: bgill
Two-year-old Ireland Nugent was calling her father’s name as he mowed the lawn Wednesday night, but he didn’t see her, said Nugent, who watched as her husband mowed over her daughter’s legs.
Journalists. Hrummph ...
6 posted on 04/13/2013 9:52:03 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: bgill

It states right their on the owners manual it is operating insructions. If I remember right, cannot check to much snow right now 12 inches fell, and the yard is to soft, wheelchair would sink) there is a label right on my zero turn mower regarding lawnmowers and children. What now do we have to have back up signal on lawn mowers and the use of video camera on the back of a riding mower? some people are just idiots, yet every year there are too many accidents involving a child getting a leg, hand foot or ? cut off. As for a snowblower it has a label not to put hand in auger. but to many people do this too.


7 posted on 04/13/2013 9:52:49 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: radiohead

My father a defense attorney and as such was equally cautious about a great number of things (sometimes obsessively so). His lawnmower reference was about someone who had a piece of wire discharged into his heart from a tractor. That story stuck. I NEVER let our children come out while mowing, EVER.


8 posted on 04/13/2013 10:00:31 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: radiohead
oops
father was

attempting to placate the grammar police.

9 posted on 04/13/2013 10:02:47 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: bgill
Mowing lawns, felling trees, using heavy equipment, backing up a car, target practice - KIDS LOCKED INSIDE THE HOUSE.
You can tell them all you want to stay away but their little brains forget quickly.

10 posted on 04/13/2013 10:12:50 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: bgill

2 year olds can be pretty quick. And fearless. This entire situation probably played out very quickly. I won’t pass any judgement onto the parents without details.


11 posted on 04/13/2013 10:18:23 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c

Seconded.


12 posted on 04/13/2013 10:31:43 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: al_c

Mine were taught long before age 2 that when I said “hot” then they’d better stay away from whatever. Their little minds never forgot. I’ll give you that some kids can be stubborn but that’s no excuse. Parents need to be the parents and keep them and the dogs inside when dad is mowing or using other potentially dangerous tools.


13 posted on 04/13/2013 11:02:37 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

10-1 he didn’t even look behind him when backing up. See it all the time with people on riding mowers.

One guy backed into his wife heading down the driveway in a car.


14 posted on 04/13/2013 11:31:16 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Liberty Valance

Agreed what a horror. It is something the father will live with everyday remaining of his life. That poor child gravely damaged.


15 posted on 04/13/2013 11:38:17 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Everyone knows the difference between a dropped word, a typo like hte for the, etc. and using words incorrectly that the writer clearly thinks are correct - misuse of homonyms being among the most common. That’s just about - dare I say it - a failure of education, and the people who react to correction with snarls, insults and threats of violence reveal how invested they are in remaining ignorant.
For my part, if I wrote that 3 + 2 = 32, I would be grateful if someone informed me, no, it’s 5.


16 posted on 04/13/2013 11:56:41 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: bgill
Mine were taught long before age 2 that when I said “hot” then they’d better stay away from whatever. Their little minds never forgot.

How did you teach them what "hot" meant?

I told my son, who was out with me after I changed the belt on the riding mower which then started to smoke due to routing it over a guide instead of under, not to touch it it was "hot"! As I was walking toward the garage to get my tools (the mower was off) he reached under to touch the belt and got a small burn on his finger. After that, he knew what "hot" meant. Before that I'm not sure.

17 posted on 04/13/2013 12:03:45 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron. No, they are both.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Had a friend in the country who let his young son ride on the tractor while he was mowing the hay. Hit a bump boy went over backwards under the mower. No time to stop.
My wife said “I know why when you are mowing you say I don’t want anyone near me”

Very sad. Children and machinery don’t mix. Keep them away at all times.


18 posted on 04/13/2013 12:16:24 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: hondact200

What now do we have to have back up signal on lawn mowers and the use of video camera on the back of a riding mower?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Now that is an excellent idea that has a lot of merit.
Or maybe a siren and flashing lights, and force people to get a license to operate the riding lawn mower, then ‘they’ can demand you have seat belts, air bags, roll bar and/or an enclosed cab and you wear a helmet, goggles and most definitely get a permit from the city citing the date and hour you will be mowing so a City/County Inspector can check out your operation.

Basically, treat you mowing your lawn like wives were treated in the past and driven out of the baby sitting job for working neighbors.

Then, when you can no longer mow your lawn, the undocumented Democrats will be able to get employment by mowing your lawn and every so often the city/town/county will fine you for hiring undocumented labor.

And the beat goes on......


19 posted on 04/13/2013 12:22:41 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: bgill

Dreadful.


20 posted on 04/13/2013 1:04:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: bgill
Some of the self-righteous comments here insinuate that tragic accidents involving negligent parents did not happen until recently. That is not true. Tragic accidents involving negligent parents have always happened. It was only in recent times that news of these accidents are instantly transmitted to millions of people by way of mass media and the internet so that people sitting in their easy chairs at home can make snarky comments about how these things would never happen back in their day.
21 posted on 04/13/2013 1:18:37 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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make snarky comments about how these things would never happen back in their day.
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My ‘folks’ worried I was spending to much time behind the horses and cows and one day I found out why.

Actually, they are NOT horse apples or cow pies.

But, on the good side, I did learn to recognize a Horse’s Ass when I see one.


22 posted on 04/13/2013 4:00:30 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: raybbr

A space heater.


23 posted on 04/13/2013 4:55:13 PM PDT by bgill
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To: raybbr

FYI, not my space heater and I wasn’t there at the time.


24 posted on 04/13/2013 4:57:27 PM PDT by bgill
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Well, that happens sometimes. Even if I had caught it after it posted, I wouldn’t have been able to go back and change it.

btw - I read it several times after your comment before I realized the ‘was’ was missing. The mind fills in the blanks.


25 posted on 04/13/2013 5:20:09 PM PDT by radiohead
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