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Fatal injuries in agriculture, forestry and fishing in Great Britain 2019/20

Struck by a moving vehicle was the most common killer in agriculture.

Figures published in the Health and Safety Executive’s report 'Fatal injuries in agriculture, forestry and fishing in Great Britain 2019/20' show 21 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.

Around half of the agricultural workers killed were 55 years or older.

The youngest person killed was a 4-year-old child.

Report for 2019/2020

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Fatality figures in this sector from previous years

2020-08-04