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Construction work at Wellington Airport.(  RNZ / Gareth Thomas )

The message to stay safe on the job appears to be starting to get through to many businesses whether their workers are at the end of a chainsaw or on  building sites.

Recent figures show a marked reduction in the number of deaths in forestry.

But it's a different story down on the farm where the fatality rate remains stubbornly high.

Insight asks what the plan is to keep farmers out of harm's way, and how other industries can keep up the momentum on health and safety to ensure workers go home alive at the end of their shifts