New service launched for families affected by farm accidents

New service launched for families affected by farm accidents
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Brian Rohan of EMBRACE FARM has welcomed a Teagasc initiative launced at today's National Ploughing Championships that will provide a service to families affected by such farm accidents and tragedies to assist them cope in the immediate aftermath.

The service will be on a case-by-case basis and can be accessed by the family contacting their local Teagasc office.

It will be a free service and will deal with technical, management and scheme assistance.

The new service was launched by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed.

Speaking at the launch, Director of Teagasc, Professor Gerry Boyle said: “Teagasc is delighted to provide this service in association with EMBRACE FARM and the farm safety partnership.

“This is a very difficult time for farm families who are unfortunate enough to be victims of farm accidents and Teagasc will help out in any way possible with this new service.”

Brian Rohan, Chairman and founder of EMBRACE FARM, welcomed the initiative and said, “The Teagasc service will dovetail with the aims of EMBRACE FARM which is to support farm families affected by farm accidents.”

Dr Tom Kelly, Head of Knowledge Transfer in Teagasc, said: “Farm families should contact their local Teagasc Office if they have been affected by a farm accident.”