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Almost 50% vehicle-related deaths on farms could be avoided if seatbelts were used

2021-02-12 15:13 | Daniel Muller (Administrator)

Farmers are being advised to buckle up after an analysis of vehicle-related fatalities found that nearly half those that occur on farms could have been avoided if a seatbelt was being used.

The data revealed that not wearing seatbelts while on the job was the largest single factor contributing to fatal work-related incidents.

The analysis coincides with the launch of a new side-by-side vehicle simulator which will spend the next six months travelling New Zealand’s agricultural Fieldays and featuring in the FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition.

Read the full media release here:  WORKSAFE MEDIA RELEASE

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