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2014 was a horrendous year on Irish farms in terms of lost lives and injuries suffered.
All of us involved in the agri-industry should highlight the risks involved on an ongoing basis, the fact that 176 men, women & children have been lost through farm accidents in 9 years is horrifying. Please highlight on-farm inadequacies to your friends, family, neighbours and perhaps look a little closer yourself when on-farm.
Martin O’Halloran, the CEO of the HSA:
“The rate of fatal and serious accidents on farms is disproportionately high when you consider the numbers employed. Children and older people are particularly at risk.”
This piece is mainly based around an infographic from the Irish Farmers Journal highlighting various statistics - from age of those who suffer on-farm deaths (11% of fatalities are children) to relationship to farm/farmer in relation to injuries (8.6% are spouses).
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Safety First is a Must!
We are all familiar with the ads on the radio from the Road Safety Authority, featuring the staggering figures for the week gone by in relation to road deaths, which ends in the question “Do you want to be in next week’s numbers?”
Our roads are indeed very dangerous places and so unfortunately are our farmyards, Irish farms have become increasingly dangerous with a total of twenty seven fatalities on farm this year alone, we all must agree this figure is way too high.
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Leading the trade was the Reserve Senior Champion “Roundhill Hot Shot” (pictured below) from the herd of Tim Corridan, Fedamore, Co. Limerick. This very stylish September 2012 born bull is a son of Dollar
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