FARM DEATHS SOS.
MORE farmers than ever will die in accidents on their land this year, it was warned yesterday.
Eight agriculture workers have already lost their lives since January and the busy summer season has not started yet.
National Irish Safety Organisation president John O'Shaughnessy said: "As harvesting begins of turf, silage, crops or fruit, all farms have a responsibility to put safety at the top of their agenda.
The reality is that many are ignoring the message and I fear that this year we will see the highest number ever of agriculture related deaths and injuries."
He added young people working over the summer with little farm experience need to be vigilant.