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Professionals in the agricultural industry in Scotland have been urged to attend a forthcoming event in order to minimise the chances of them suffering accidents at work in the future.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is set to host a Safety and Health Awareness Day specifically for farmers in Ayr on November 3rd as it attempts to decrease instances of workers getting injured while carrying out their duties.
According to statistics from the HSE, between 40 and 50 professionals die on farms across the UK annually, even though just 1.5 per cent of the population work in this field.
Meanwhile, many more people find themselves getting seriously injured and potentially pursuing compensation claims, such as Algis Jevsejevas, who sustained a broken leg in an accident at CW Dobbs and Sons in Lincolnshire last October when a fork lift truck ran into him.
However, these events will include practical demonstrations and expert advice on how farmers can avoid such incidents.
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