YAKIMA, Wash.-- With summer now in full
swing, more people are spending time outside working on their yards.
However, experts warn that those weekend
warriors often forget the dangers in even routine yard work.
For example, lawnmower blades aren't just
a danger to anything under them; they can also throw items at speeds up to 100
miles an hour.
Employees at Barnett Implement in Yakima
also warn homeowners living in remote areas to watch out for rattlesnakes.
"A lot of us, when we're out there
mowing, it's something we do all the time and it could be the simplest things
that can hurt you, you know, that you don't think about," said Gaven Trupp
with Barnett Implement.
They also suggest finding a good pair of
gloves and boots for the work, as well as goggles and earplugs for when you mow