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Welsh farmers given safety warning

23rd July 2010 | Warning Signs

Farmers in the Welsh agriculture industry have been warned that they should not accept injuries and deaths as "part of the job".

Figures released recently by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed that 38 workers were killed during farm work in 2009-10, compared to 25 in 2008-09.

Sandy Blair, an HSE board member and the body's new agriculture champion, has urged companies to ensure they do everything in their power to improve the situation.

"We all recognise how important agriculture is to the Welsh economy and environment, so it goes without saying that the safety of those farmers who dedicate their lives to it needs to be a priority," he said.

Mr Blair added that viewing injuries and fatalities as par for the course in the agriculture sector is a "dangerously old-fashioned view about a modern industry".

One way companies can improve the safety of their farms is to use warning signs where appropriate, particularly on dangerous machinery.

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