Safety should be adhered to when operating farm vehicles

Quad bike safety performs poorly in safety report.
Quad bike safety performs poorly in safety report.

THERE is a slight rise in the annual number of on‐farm injury deaths in 2017 compared to the previous year, the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety has found.

The study results show that tractors (13) and quads (11) were the leading causes of death, making up more than 40 per cent of the total.

Tragically, nine of the fatal cases (13 per cent) involved children under the age of 15, with the involvement of quads accounting for one‐third (3) of these incidents. The report also details a further 179 non‐fatal incidents.

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