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Backyard dangers: Tips to prevent tragic lawn mower accidents

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One of the most dangerous things you can do in your backyard is something you probably do every week - mow.

More than 80,000 people go to the emergency room each year with lawn mower injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

In the video player above, FOX4's Matt Stewart speaks with experts in the industry for tips on how to avoid this backyard danger.

Doctors say someone should be at least 16 years old before using a riding lawnmower and children should never ride with anyone else. Doctors also say never drive a lawnmower in reverse.