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Ian Bolger picture with his Safe Attach anti-crush device for tractors which won the Young Innovation Award at the National Ploughing Championships. Photo: Frank McGrath.

Ian Bolger picture with his Safe Attach anti-crush device for tractors which won the Young Innovation Award at the National Ploughing Championships. Photo: Frank McGrath.

Ian Bolger picture with his Safe Attach anti-crush device for tractors which won the Young Innovation Award at the National Ploughing Championships. Photo: Frank McGrath.

A potentially live-saving business idea that struck a young student as he was feeding cattle has seen him land a Young Innovator award.

Ian Bolger (19) created a safety device that warns farmers if attachments on their loaders are properly in place, with injuries and in some cases deaths caused by badly attached equipment.


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