The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a new tv and radio campaign aimed at increasing awareness around farm machinery.

In total, 106 tractor and machinery-related deaths occurred between 2008 and 2017, which accounts for 50% of farm deaths for the same period. A significant amount of these deaths involved elderly farmers and children, who account for 52 of the fatalities.

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Two-hundred farm machinery safety inspections

Farmer injury rate 54% higher than other workers