Cork sees highest number of work-related deaths in 2015 as farm deaths fall significantly

Cork sees highest number of work-related deaths in 2015 as farm deaths fall significantly

The number of farm deaths fell by 40% in 2015, but it remains Ireland's most dangerous occupation.

Eighteen people lost their lives while working in agriculture last year, compared with 30 in 2014.

Overall 55 people died in work-related incidents in 2015, according to figures from the HSA.

Eleven people died working in construction while five were killed from the fishing sector.

Incidents involving vehicles were the main cause of fatal accidents, accounting for 21 deaths overall.

Fatalities in 2015 by county (all sectors)

County, No. of Fatalities

Carlow 1

Cavan 3

Clare 3

Cork 10

Donegal 6

Dublin 3

Galway 5

Kerry 1

Kildare 1

Kilkenny 2

Leitrim 1

Limerick 3

Mayo 3

Meath 1

Monaghan 3

Offaly 1

Sligo 1

Tipperary 2

Waterford 1

Wexford 3

Wicklow 1


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