Fatal injuries in agriculture, forestry and fishing in Great Britain 2022/23
Injured by an animal was the most common cause of fatal injury in agriculture.
Figures published in the Health and Safety Executive's report 'Fatal injuries in agriculture, forestry and fishing in Great Britain 2022/23' show 27 people were killed as a result of farming and other agriculture-related activities during the year.
Being injured by an animal (cattle) caused most deaths.
Agriculture has the worst rate of worker fatal injury (per 100,000 workers) of all the main industry sectors, with the annual average injury rate over the last five years around 21 times as high as the all-industry rate.
Older workers (45+) account for 80% of all work-related fatalities in agriculture over the last 5 years.
The youngest person killed was a farmer’s 3-year-old child.
Report for 2022/2023
Previous year’s reports are available on the National Archive.