Most workplace accidents occur in farming

Agriculture again accounted for most work place accidents last year, according to a new report.

The Health and Safety Authority’s report for 2017 reveals that there was one more workplace acident last year bringing the number to 47 compared to the previous year.

Two people were killed in Sligo according to the figures and one person lost their life in Leitrim.

The statistics show that elderly farmers are most likely to be killed in work related incidents.

CEO of the Health and Safety Authority, Martin O’Halloran says the tragedy of these figures is that alot of these accidents in farming could be prevented by asking for help: