Four on-farm deaths in three weeks highlights dangerous industry
When Linda McLennan’s husband didn’t come home, and she saw searchers standing by a drain not far from the farmhouse, she was overcome by a feeling of dread.
Hamish, 57, died when his quad bike overturned and pinned him into the bottom of a farm drain.
News of another on-farm quad bike death this week, on the back of three other agriculture related fatalities in the last fortnight, brought the 2015 tragedy all back for McLennan.
“It’s devastation, when your husband goes out one day and doesn’t come back. It’s nothing you ever anticipate,” she said.
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