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17 People Died On Irish Farms In 2018

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17 people lost their lives in farm related accidents in Ireland over the course of 2018.

Teagasc says this number is five less than the average for the previous 5 years. 

The overwhelming majority of those who died were over the age of 65.

53% of fatalities last year were associated with farm vehicles and machinery, while 29% arose due to incidents with livestock.

The remainder happened as a result of a fall from height, slurry drowning and timber cutting.

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority is calling on farmers to make safety a priority during January and the busy spring period in 2019.

It's also calling on farmers to be extra vigilant when slurry spreading season gets under way from January 13th.


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