Two people died in workplace accidents across Galway last year

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two people lost their lives in workplace accidents across Galway during 2016.

The Health and Safety authority has released statistics for last year, which reveal that the number of work-related accidents on farms remains high.

There were 44 people killed in workplaces in 2016, representing a 21% reduction on the 56 reported in 2015.

21 of those who died last year lost their lives in farming accidents – mainly involving farm vehicles, machinery or livestock.

The majority of work-related deaths involved males aged between 25 and 65.