Jul 25th 2022
Farmsafe report shows there were fewer farm deaths in 2021
Farmsafe Australia’s annual Safer Farms Report shows there were 46 farm deaths in Australia in 2021. This is 12 fewer deaths compared to 2020 and 2019.
Farmsafe said the report encourages the agricultural industry to work towards zero fatalities.
Felicity Richards, Chairperson of Farmsafe Australia, says the farming industry made significant progress toward safety in 2021.
“The perception of the importance of farm safety is becoming greater every year thanks to Australian farmers stepping up and taking responsibility for themselves, their families and their workers,” Ms Richards said.
“We need to keep working to reduce incidents. We need to keep advocating for safer practices, leading a social movement towards behaviour change, leveraging our agricultural networks, informing our audience on changes to the WHS environment and educating as many farmers and farm workers as we can.”
According to the report, Queensland recorded the highest number of farm deaths, with 19 fatalities, followed by New South Wales at 10 fatalities and Victoria with 6 farm-related deaths.
Read the full story on the Farmsafe Australia website.
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