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Russell Broadbent helps draw attention to staying safe and alive on farms through National Farm Safety Week

Agricultural injury and fatality report that happens to the farmers in the farm.

By news@gippsland - 22nd July 2021 - Back to News

When you live in a regional area like Gippsland, we all know of someone touched by a tragic accident on a farm. Some are deadly, others are life changing. We know farm life is a risk, and its too easy to become complacent because, after all, weve never had an accident before. This week is National Farm Safety Week and it draws our attention to staying safe and alive on farms.

Russell Broadbent helps draw attention to staying safe and alive on farms through National Farm Safety Week

Russell Broadbent helps draw attention to staying safe and alive on farms through National Farm Safety Week

Agricultural injury and fatality report

According to the Safer Farms 2020 Agricultural Injury and Fatality trend report, between January and June 2020, there were a total of 10 fatalities and 6 non-fatal injuries on farms in Victoria. Victoria had the highest number of farm related fatalities in the Nation.

When working on a farm in Australia, quad bikes lead to 22% of fatal accidents and 35% of serious injuries amongst farmers. 89.3% of fatalities on farms are males, with over half of those men being over 50 years of age.

National Farm Safety Week is run each year, in the third week of July, to raise awareness of farm safety issues in rural communities across Australia

National Farm Safety Week is run each year, in the third week of July, to raise awareness of farm safety issues in rural communities across Australia

Staying safe on our farms

There have been too many lives cut short by these accidents. There have been too many families torn apart by avoidable mistakes. We know of the reported accidents. What we dont know is how many unreported accidents are seen as a part of working-life on a farm. Farmers are the lifeblood of our community, and it is in all our interests that they survive and thrive. Stay safe on our farms. Thats just as I see it.

Pictures from Russell Broadbent MP website and Russell Broadbent MP Facebook page.


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