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Fatal injuries in agriculture, forestry and fishing in Great Britain 2018/19

Transport was the biggest killer in agriculture.

Figures published in the Health and Safety Executive’s report 'Fatal injuries in agriculture, forestry and fishing in Great Britain 2018/19' show 39 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 worst rate of worker fatal injury (per 100,000) of the main industrial sectors. It is eighteen times as high as the average rate across all industries.

Nearly half of the agricultural workers killed were over 60.

Two young children were killed.

Report for 2018/2019

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2019-09-16