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Fatal injuries in agriculture, forestry and fishing in Great Britain 2015/16

Transport and falls from a height are the biggest killers in agriculture

Figures published in the Health and Safety Executive’s report 'Fatal injuries in agriculture, forestry and fishing in Great Britain 2015/16' show the detail of how 29 people were killed as a result of farming and other agriculture-related activities during the year.

The report shows that the main causes of a fatal injury were either: transport-related; fall from a height; drownings or asphyxiations; contact with machinery; injured by an animal; or other causes. It also highlights trends and provides summaries of fatalities involving employees, the self-employed and non-employed people killed as a result of someone else’s work activity.

Additional resources

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Fatal injuries in farming, horticulture and fish farming in Scotland from 2003/04 to 2013/14

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2016-07-27