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Farm Safety

Farming is the most dangerous job in the UK. Charlotte Smith meets a farmer who campaigns for better safety, after losing his left arm in a farming accident.

Farming is the most dangerous job in the UK. An average of 32 people die on farms each year and according to the Heath and Safety Executive, the rate of fatal injuries in agriculture is 18 times higher than the UK average.

In this programme, Charlotte Smith ask why. She visits a farmer in Warwickshire who's life was changed when he lost his arm in an accident with a piece of farm machinery. Now, he campaigns for better safety awareness on farms.

She also explores the legal implications of farm injuries, and hears about various safety courses being run around the country.

Presented by Charlotte Smith
Produced by Heather Simons

25 minutes