Even taking into account that there are far more males than females working in the sector, men are still more than twice as likely to suffer injuries than females, according to a WorkSafe analysis.

Almost 80% of workers injured and requiring more than a week off work in agriculture were males with hand wounds and sprains of the back, ankle, shoulder, arm and rotator cuff the most common injuries.

Meanwhile, 90% or 53 of the 59 fatalities in the industry between 2013 and 2015 were male.

Farmers weekly article: Men at greater risk than woman