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Fatal injuries in agriculture, forestry and fishing in Great Britain 2016/17

Transport remains the biggest killer in agriculture and nearly half of the workers killed were over 65

Figures published in the Health and Safety Executive’s report 'Fatal injuries in agriculture, forestry and fishing in Great Britain 2016/17' show how 30 people were killed as a result of farming and other agriculture-related activities during the year.

Transport – overturning vehicles or being struck by moving vehicles caused most deaths.

Agriculture has the highest rate of fatal injury of all the main industry sectors, around 18 times higher than the All Industry rate.

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2017-07-21