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What farm safety specialists want to see quad bikes fitted with: sturdy roll-over protection and riders wearing helmets... "Quad bikes again top the list with six fatalities - two involving children," Associate Professor Lower says... The agency recently reported that while just 2.7 per cent of Australian workers are employed in the agriculture industry, 17 per cent of all worker fatalities occur in this sector, with almost 75 per cent of deaths on Australian farms involving work vehicles including quad bikes, tractors, utes and aircraft...
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Bans on children riding adult-sized quad bikes, compulsory use of helmets and mandatory training or licensing are among proposed changes governing the use of quad bikes on Australian farms... Dean grew up on a local dairy farm and rode quad bikes when he was younger, but says modern vehicles are "higher, faster and have no centre of gravity"... While many perceive quad bikes as a normal part of rural life, the vehicles remain agriculture's biggest on-farm killer and are the major cause of death for children aged between 5 and 14 and to children visiting farms...
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Bans on children riding adult-sized quad bikes, compulsory use of helmets and mandatory training or licensing are among proposed changes governing the use of quad bikes on Australian farms... Dean grew up on a local dairy farm and rode quad bikes when he was younger, but says modern vehicles are "higher, faster and have no centre of gravity"... While many perceive quad bikes as a normal part of rural life, the vehicles remain agriculture's biggest on-farm killer and are the major cause of death for children aged between 5 and 14 and to children visiting farms...
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"Quad bikes top the list for the fourth consecutive year with 12 fatalities - tragically, three involving children [under 15 years]," AgHealth Australia director Associate Professor Tony Lower says... "Quad manufacturers always point to rider error to avoid implications regarding the safety of their product; design flaws mean the margin of error for riding quads is very small," Associate Professor Lower says... Growers who continue to use quad bikes must ensure a crush-protection device is fitted, wear a helmet and follow riding safety practices," Associate Professor Lower says...
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"Quad bikes top the list for the fourth consecutive year with 12 fatalities - tragically, three involving children [under 15 years]," AgHealth Australia director Associate Professor Tony Lower says... "Quad manufacturers always point to rider error to avoid implications regarding the safety of their product; design flaws mean the margin of error for riding quads is very small," Associate Professor Lower says... Growers who continue to use quad bikes must ensure a crush-protection device is fitted, wear a helmet and follow riding safety practices," Associate Professor Lower says...
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A 'country childhood' has idyllic undertones but farms can be deadly places for young people, with the latest statistics showing that 10 children are killed on Australian farms each year and another 500 are hospitalised as a result of on-farm injuries... Securely fenced house yards help to create a safe play area on farms where children can be easily observed... Quad bike incidents are the major cause of death for children aged between five and 14, and children visiting farms...
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A 'country childhood' has idyllic undertones but farms can be deadly places for young people, with the latest statistics showing that 10 children are killed on Australian farms each year and another 500 are hospitalised as a result of on-farm injuries... Securely fenced house yards help to create a safe play area on farms where children can be easily observed... Quad bike incidents are the major cause of death for children aged between five and 14, and children visiting farms...
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Tractor design improvements have contributed to a 60 per cent drop in on-farm-injury deaths over the past 20 years, but there is still one glaring exception, say safety experts - By Melissa Branagh-McConachy.. "Historically, rollovers are responsible for half of all quad bike deaths and the evidence clearly points to crush protection devices on quad bikes having a net benefit in reducing deaths and injury," Associate Professor Lower says... "The coronial findings clearly show that quad bikes pose a significant risk of rollover and that steps must be taken to reduce the potential for death and serious injury," Associate Professor Lower says...
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Tractor design improvements have contributed to a 60 per cent drop in on-farm-injury deaths over the past 20 years, but there is still one glaring exception, say safety experts - By Melissa Branagh-McConachy.. "Historically, rollovers are responsible for half of all quad bike deaths and the evidence clearly points to crush protection devices on quad bikes having a net benefit in reducing deaths and injury," Associate Professor Lower says... "The coronial findings clearly show that quad bikes pose a significant risk of rollover and that steps must be taken to reduce the potential for death and serious injury," Associate Professor Lower says...
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"Quad bikes again top the list with six fatalities - two involving children," Associate Professor Lower says... Associate Professor Lower says the ACAHS strongly encourages farmers to use safer vehicles that are more stable and suitable for various farm tasks... The agency recently reported that while just 2.7 per cent of Australian workers are employed in the agriculture industry, 17 per cent of all worker fatalities occur in this sector, with almost 75 per cent of deaths on Australian farms involving work vehicles including quad bikes, tractors, utes and aircraft...
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