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Farmers Warned Of Fatigue When Dealing With Calving Cows

The HSA is making the call as it begins a safety inspection campaign.

Farmers are being warned to make sure they're taking enough rest to cut the risk of farm accidents during calving season. 

The Health and Safety Authority is making the call as it begins a safety inspection campaign on farms across Ireland today.

18 farmers died in 2019, with six deaths involving cattle.

It also comes after a Westmeath farmer was left with serious injuries last week, after being attacked by a suckler cow.

Pat Griffin, senior agricultural inspector with the HSA, says fatigue is a major safety concern:

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