There were 4,523 accidents on Irish farms in 2020, according to new data from the Teagasc National Farm Survey.

Over 88% of these farm accidents involved the farm operator, with a further 11% relating to family members.

Farm workers accounted for the remaining 1% of farm workplace accidents.

Close to half (46%) of farm workplace injuries required hospitalisation, with a further 18% needing GP medical treatment and 16% receiving first aid.

20% of those injured did not require medical or first aid treatment.

Earlier this year the Health and Safety Authority said there were 197 deaths on Irish farms over the last ten years.

That figure included ten in 2021 and 20 the previous year.

44% of deaths involved vehicles and machinery, while 19% involved livestock.