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Two children dead after farm accidents

Two children have died in the past 24 hours as a result of accidents on farms in counties Limerick and Laois. In Limerick, the 14 year old boy is believed to have died as a result of electrocution while power-hosing a shed at his grandfather’s farm. While a young girl (9) died in hospital yesterday as a result of injuries sustained on a farm in county Laois last weekend. This is the third farm fatality in Ireland in the past week and brings the total of agriculture related deaths in 2013 to five. Though the number is greatly lower than that of the same period last year, it is still five deaths to many.

Both Teagasc and the Health and Safety Authority offer advise and guidance in relation to child safety on farms. Farmers are advised to talk to children about safety on the farm and not to assume because they have grown up around the farm that they know the dangers. Farmyards are places of work and it is vital that children are not allowed to treat farmyards as play areas.

The following links provide information and guidance regarding child safety on farms:
Child Safety on the Farm: Information Sheet
Code of Practice on Preventing Accidents to Children and Young Persons in Agriculture
Children and safety on farms


(Information sources: Teagasc.ie, farmersforum.ie, Health and Safety Authority, irishtimes.com)

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