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Farm Accidents

Volume 655: debated on Thursday 8 March 1962

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will state the number of farm accidents reported, in each year from 1956 to 1959, inclusive; and how many of this number in each year were fatal accidents.

In 1959, the first complete year in which such reports were made, the Agricultural Departments were notified of 13,925 absences from work due to non-fatal accidents and industrial diseases of agricultural workers. The number of men, women and children killed on farms in Great Britain in each each year from 1956 to 1959 was 153,131, 137 and 151, respectively.