This week marks the fifth annual Farm Safety Week, an initiative launched in 2013 aiming to reduce the number of accidents which continue to give farming the poorest record of any occupation in the UK and Ireland.
Despite over half of all fatal injuries occurring with younger farmers over the age of 65, the fact remains that farm workers of any age run the risk of injury or death. Farm Safety Foundation, the charity behind Farm
Safety Week, has launched an emotive film to warn the people of the UK the dangers of the farming industry.
The film features James Chapman, who unfortunately lost his arm working with machinery.