Crazy thing happened to me yesterday. I was in the process changing oil and putting new blades on my LX 172. I had removed the deck and pulled it away from the tractor, out in the yard where I could work on it. At this point, I was ready to flip it over in order to get to the blades. Now the front part of the deck has two "hooks" welded to it, that are used to couple the deck to a bracket attached to the front axle. In the process of flipping the deck over, I grabbed these hooks to lift the deck up on its trailing edge. Somehow, in the process of flipping the thing over, I got overbalanced, and the deck began to fall. One of these hooks grabbed my finger above the knuckle and flipped me over with it, body slamming me to the ground.
I was lucky; I ended up with a sore shoulder and a man sized barked shin, but other than feeling a bit stupid and embarrassed, I was OK. In any case, it was a surprising turn of events. Guess I'm getting too old for this sort of thing, it's getting to be an ordeal that I don't look forward to any more...although I'm not ready to give it up.