WORKPLACE INCIDENTS CLAIM 46 LIVES IN 2019

17 January 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

One person died in a workplace accident in county Monaghan last year, according to the annual report of the Health and Safety authority. the male in his thirties died in an incident at an industrial unit at Bree, Castleblayney, in October. The report showed there was a total of 46 deaths in 2019, with agriculture remaining the most dangerous sector in which to work with eighteen deaths, a 20% rise from a total of fifteen the previous year. Older farmers are most at risk: thirteen people over 60, ten over 70 and two over 80 died. Cattle were involved in six of the fatalities. The deaths were associated with being trapped or crushed (7); struck by a vehicle (2); struck by a falling object (2) and others (5). Vehicles, falls from heights, drowning, and getting trapped or crushed, were the main..

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