Too many near misses on farms

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A survey by NFU Mutual found more than 10,000 people each year come close to an accident that might cause injury working in agriculture.

The rural insurer contacted 1,500 people living and working in the countryside. It found 2.13 per cent reported experiencing a near-miss – equivalent to 10,000 incidents when scaled up to represent the rural working population.

The figures were released as part of NFU Mutual’s Farm Safety First campaign backed by the NFU.