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Quad bike deaths this year surpass 2016 total

Grain Central, November 30, 2017

THE number of quad bike deaths this year has already surpassed the total number of quad bike related fatalities for all of 2016.

(Photo: Safety Culture Library.)

So far this year, 10 people have been killed in quad bike incidents in Australia. Half of the fatalities occurred in New South Wales while Queensland and Victoria accounted for two fatalities each. The remaining one fatality occurred in South Australia.

In 2016, there were nine quad bike fatalities in Australia.

In the six years from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2016, there were 104 quad bike fatalities in Australia.

Safe Work Australia statistics show almost half of all fatalities were the result of a rollover and 69 fatalities occurred on a farm or property.

Of the 104 fatalities, at least 66 were due to unstable or uneven terrain, for example, an incline, ditch, embankment, sand, mud.

Source: Safe Work Australia

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