This article was published on May 22nd, 2012
Members of the Ulster Union in Northern Ireland have voiced their concerns over the number of fatal farm accidents in Ireland, saying more needs to be done to tackle the figures.
Harry Sinclair, The Union President said that on average there is one person killed a month on Northern Ireland’s farms.
The total has already reached 3 this year, sparking wide concerns across both Northern and the Republic of Ireland.
The last farm accident victim died when he lost control of his tractor while spreading slurry in April 2012.
“I would like to see the industry doing something about reducing fatalities,” said Mr Sinclair.
“It’s one of the things I would like to see being reduced, if not eradicated, over the next short period of time.”
Last year a total of 34 people fell victim to a fatal farm accident, 12 in Northern Ireland and 22 in the Republic of Ireland.
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