Agricultural Health and Safety Statistics 2020


This project aims to track 2020 annual statistics on farm deaths and injuries. Agriculture is recognised as a highly dangerous sector worldwide, hence the use of evidencebased solutions to address injury related incidents are critical to prevention.


National Rural Issues

Research Organisation

The University of Sydney

Objective Summary

The service provider will assesses data captured through Australian print and online media and other information sources to gather data on unintentional farm injury and deaths in Australia. The information will also categorise the leading causes of death (tractors, quads, water/dams, farm utilities, motorcycles and horses), as well as general farm safety information such as projections of economic costs associated with these incidents.

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Project Start Date

Friday, March 20, 2020

Project Completion Date

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NRI-National Rural Issues