Health & Safety for 2018 – Start the Year Well

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The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) released figures for the number of work related fatal accidents reported during 2017. There were 47 fatal accidents last year compared to 46 in 2016.

Some of the key fatality statistics are:
– There were 24 deaths in agriculture, making it the eighth year in a row that this sector recorded the highest number of work related fatalities.
– The construction and transport sectors had the next highest number of fatalities with 6 each.
– Across all sectors, accidents involving vehicles accounted for 21 of all fatalities in 2017. Falls from height (6) was the next most common cause.
– Most fatalities (28) involved 18-65 years old males; there were 14 men over 65 killed in the agriculture sector.
– Dublin Cork and Mayo were the counties with the highest number of fatalities in 2017, with 6 each.
– There was one child fatality (agriculture).
– Of 47 fatalities reported, 18 were self-employed persons, 15 were employees, seven non-workers and seven family workers.

HSA Chief Executive, Martin O’Halloran, says that a collective effort is required to reduce the high level of farm accidents: “Everyone involved in farming must aim to make whatever changes are necessary, to work practices, to stop these accidents occurring each year. That means safety must be paramount when carrying out any work, especially with tractors or farm machinery.”

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