Farming is the most dangerous occupation in Ireland with 20 people losing their lives in farm related accidents in 2011. Over the last decade between 15 and 16 fatalities per year have occurred per 100,000 within the farm sector. The annual EU average is 12. Britain has the best safety record with 8 fatalities per year. Tractor and machinery related work remain the main cause of farm accidents accounting for 50 per cent of deaths. Accidents with livestock are another significant cause of death and injury. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a new farm safety campaign aimed at halving the number of fatalities in the farm sector.