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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: -1°C

# farm safety

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One third of serious farm accidents involve children or adults aged over 65
14 people having lost their lives so far this year compared to 19 for all of last year.
Five-year-old boy dies after falling from farm trailer in Roscommon
Gardaí say that the tragic accident took place yesterday afternoon.
'I just remember the tractor wheel going over me': How an accident changed a child's life in seconds
Kerrie Leonard was left paralysed after an accident on her family’s farm.
Cows are by far the most dangerous animal for Ireland's most dangerous job
Two-third of injuries caused by animals to farmers were caused by cows.
Some simple steps can make the most dangerous job in Ireland a little safer
Sometimes it’s even a matter of just getting someone to help.
Winter is dangerous too: New app helps children stay safe on Irish farms
Two to three children die a year in farm-based accidents.
Man dies in Hacketstown farming accident
The Health and Safety Authority and the gardaí are investigating his death.
'Dónal was impish' - Hurl and toy tractor among funeral gifts after farm death of Carlow teen
Donal English-Hayden died in an accident in Rathoe on Wednesday.
Teenage boy dies after Carlow farm accident
Two boys were taken to hospital in a serious condition and one has since passed.
Donegal will wear a special one-off jersey next Sunday to promote farm safety
The Ulster preliminary round tie takes place between Donegal and Tyrone in Ballybofey.
Farm deaths: "Do we ban all over-65s from the farm? Of course not"
A group representing farmers said that farm deaths cannot be compared to other sectors.
Stressed-out farmers making the "simplest" of mistakes
30 people died on Irish farms last year — the worst figure in a quarter of a century.
Five children were among 30 who died working on Irish farms last year
The HSA is warning about a worrying rise in farming accidents.
Heart-breaking new video shows the devastating effect of farm deaths
Here’s what happened to the Higgins family when they lost their “adorable, beautiful” son James.
Woman killed in Roscommon farm accident
Another woman was injured in the incident.
After another death, calls for farm safety to be taught to primary school kids
More people have died on Irish farms this year than over the entire of 2013.
Farmers have 'added childcare responsibilities' during busiest months due to income pressure
ICSA says farmers are increasingly taking on childcare responsibilities during the busiest farming months of the year.
Farmers urged to "think safety" today
The call comes after 14 lives have been lost so far this year.
Explainer: The dangers of slurry
Just one breath of ‘rotten egg’ hydrogen sulphide can kill.
Boy dies in slurry pit incident on Antrim farm
The boy’s father is said to be fighting for his life in a Belfast hospital.
78-year-old man dies after being crushed in Donegal farming accident
Gardaí say there are no suspicious circumstances in the man’s death.
Another farm safety campaign considered after deaths of four children
Although the number of deaths has reduced, there is still much work to do to make Irish farms safer for young people.
Farmer in Cavan dies after becoming trapped under machinery
The man in his 50s was working with bales of hay when he became trapped under farm machinery.
Farmers' association urges caution as busy farms signal rise in accidents
Last year, 21 people died in farm related incidents, mainly injured by equipment and livestock.
21 people lost their lives farming last year
The IFA President has urged farm families to work safely in 2013.
Farm injuries rise by 35 per cent in 5 years
The latest research shows that farm family members suffered almost 90 per cent of farm injuries reported, while livestock-related injuries accounted for 33 per cent of all injuries.