New data shows 'really significant' shift in farm death rates

Paula Thompson
Updated February 23 2024 - 4:41pm, first published 4:30pm
Preliminary data from Safe Work Australia shows the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector had half the average fatalities in 2023. Picture file
Preliminary data from Safe Work Australia shows the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector had half the average fatalities in 2023. Picture file

Preliminary fatality data from Safe Work Australia shows there were 20 deaths in the agriculture, forestry and fishery sector in 2023, well down on the five-year average of 38.

Paula Thompson

Paula Thompson

National Machinery and Ag Tech writer

Paula Thompson is ACM's National Machinery and Ag Tech writer. She has been an agricultural journalist for more than 20 years. Prior to her current role, she was a reporter with the Stock Journal, covering livestock markets and the grains industry.

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