Agriculture remains the sector of the economy with the highest number of fatalities per worker, though in common with other sectors the figure is falling, new data from the Health & Safety Executive show.
A total of 29 workers lost their lives while engaged in farm work in 2012-13, equating to 8.8 deaths per 100,000 workers.
The only other industry sector with a comparable figure is waste and recycling with 8.2, while the UK workplace average is just 0.5 deaths per 100,000 workers.
The total number of workplace deaths has fallen by half over the last two decades, from nearly 300 in 1993-94 to 148 in 2012-13, despite a growing workforce nationally.
Self-employed workers are more than twice as likely to be killed while working as employees.