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While quad fatalities keep fuelling a media frenzy, it’s time to look at the broader picture and try to understand what makes our farms such dangerous places.
On a typical farm, ask the farmer what he loves most and he may answer: wife, dog and quad; and if the first is out of earshot the order may differ.
Quad crash injuries and deaths in Australia have prompted Worksafe Victoria to push the use of crush prevention devices, but there's a howl of protest.
With farm vehicle accidents far too frequent it’s interesting that the Blackhawk, from Farm Angel, can be a life saver.
Workplace safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has described the old legislation on workplace safety as a “bugger’s muddle”.
Farmers are anxious about what the health and safety reform will bring and the new challenges that lie on the horizon.
In April two people died on farms in ‘workplace’ deaths – one was a boy aged 14. And in Waikato in April a toddler nearly drowned in dairy farm effluent.