More than 400 people attended hospital with a trauma as a result of a farming accident between 2014 and 2016.

The average age was 54, but those injured ranged from under one years of age, to 93.

The new research coincides with the start of Farm Safety Week, which aims to reduce the number of accidents on farms.

14 people have died on farms in Ireland so far this year - while there were 19 deaths in 2019.

President of the Irish Farmers Association, Tim Cullinan, who's visiting farms in Mayo today, told Midwest News that farming has one of the most inadequate safety records of any sector in this country.....


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