Agrifutures Australia recently released its annual report on farming incidents that occurred nationally from 1 January to 31 December 2022.
During this period, a total of 55 on-farm deaths were reported. Sadly this is an increase from the year prior where 46 deaths occurred. In 2022, tractors (11 incidents) and quadbikes (8 incidents) were reported most frequently in on-farm incidents. There were also an additional 158 non-fatal on-farm injury reports in the Australian media, where 28 (18%) incidents involved children aged under 15 years, with a number involving quadbikes.