Farmers across the region are being reminded to handle livestock safely ahead of peak calving season.
It comes as the Health and Safety Authority begin a two-week farm safety inspection campaign across each county.
Over the last 10 years, 190 people have lost their lives in farm related activity, of which 34 involved livestock.
The HSA says cows can be unpredictable before, during and after calving and they are calling on farmers to have well prepared spaces with planned escape routes and the necessary equipment.
Johnny Lyons is from Kilimor in East Galway, he sustained serious injuries in a bull attack in November 2019.
He says people should always be cautious when working with animals.
"I never thought it'd happen to me. I won't get caught, I said, but in a split second, and when I say that I mean that, my life changed. For everybody that's listening, I would say just be careful. You very rarely get a second chance with livestock. If they attack, you're very lucky to survive".