New campaign to cut farm accidents in Scotland

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A new campaign has been launched to cut the number of accidents on farms in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.

NFU Scotland is urging agricultural workers to always make safety a priority and follow simple steps to reduce possible dangers.

Figures show Scotland has among the worst farm safety record in the UK with five deaths last year.

“One death or injury on Scotland’s farms and crofts is frankly one too many and as an industry we need to take action to make a conscious effort to put our safety, and that of those living and working around us as a priority.

Scott Walker, Chief Executive NFU Scotland