Farmers in the NW to receive HSA inspections

Farmers in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal are being warned of up to 300 HSA farm inspections in the coming months.

The Health and Safety Authority have launched a campaign that is focusing on the safety of farmers handling livestock.

According to the Farmers Journal, 1/3 of the 18 people that died in farm accidents were killed by livestock related incidents with 4 out of the 18 relating to a cow or heifer causing the death of a farmer.

News Editor with the Farmer’s Journal Caitríona Morrissey explains why these exceptions are taking place: