Farm safety gains traction but improvements needed

Tractors and quad bikes remain the leading causes of injury on Australian farms but deaths from both vehicles have declined significantly since 2017, according to new research.

The AgriFutures Australia-funded work shows fatal accidents caused by tractors fell from 13 to nine and deaths involving quads fell from 11 to six in the 12 months from 2017 to 2018.

AgriFutures™ funds research into enhancing farm health and safety under its National Rural Issues Program and is lead agency for the newly-formed RDC-funded Rural Safety and Health Alliance (RSHA).

Media Release (30 April 2019) - AgriFutures Australia

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