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Experts Warning About Yard Work Dangers

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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 the lawn.

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