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Safety Lessons after Farm Tragedy

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:01am 12th May 2012

Cornish children are getting a lesson in farm safety.

It is after an 11 year old boy from Tavistock died after being trapped under a quad bike. His was one of eight deaths on south west farms last year. Now experts are visiting schools to highlight the dangers

Joe from Grampound and Creed C of E Primary has taken part. He said, "I thought it taught us a lot about cows and other animals because it demonstrated what animals can do and what they can do to hurt us.

"I remember that most animals on the farm are dangerous and if you com up from behind they might kick you because they don't know that you are there. I've learnt to stay safe if I ever go on a farm again."

Jason Cole is running the workshops for Cornish Mutual. He said, "Injuries in the countryside haven't gone down in the last ten years so hopefully they can take it back to their parents and remind their parents about how to be safe in the countryside and give them that initial grounding on how to be safe.

"The reason why we concentrate on animals in particular in this lesson is because cows are the biggest killer in the countryside. It's important that children can begin to understand that animals are probably one of the most dangerous things there."

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