HSE concerned over Northern Ireland farm accidents
Posted by Ben Alexander
The increase in deaths on farms in Northern Ireland is unprecedented, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Speaking to BBC Radio Ulster, Jim King from the organisation stated that the country is going through its worst-ever period with regard to the incidents.
However, he admitted that he is unsure of what has caused the rise.
"It may be down to extra pressure on the farmer. It may be down to the fact that people are missing out on the safety message that we're putting out.
"It may be a combination of things but people are no longer perceiving risks the way they used to," he told the news provider.
Farm safety was also addressed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health's (IOSH) North Wales branch recently.
The organisation's Working Safely in Rural Industries Event at Glynllifon detailed how poor weather has created more risks for professionals in the industry.
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