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Over 55s account for 55% of farm deaths

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During Farm Safety Week, the IFA is challenging older farmers to think about ways they can improve their health and safety.

Accidents involving farmers over 55 years of age account for 55 per cent of farm deaths, according to the IFA. The majority of these fatal accidents were caused by tractors/machinery, livestock and falls from height. During Farm Safety Week, the IFA is challenging older farmers to think about ways they can improve their health and safety.