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Jeremy Clarkson: Amazon condemned by safety groups for ‘unsafe’ Clarkson Farm photo

Clarkson’s Farm was condemned by agricultural safety groups for a promotional photo for the second season in the agricultural sector by Jeremy Clarkson. Amazon series.

Part one of Clarkson’s Farmfollow Top gear the landlord as he tries to run his own work farm, won praise from the farming community when it came out last year.

However, during the promotion for the show’s second season, Clarkson shared an image showing co-star Kaleb Cooper lying in the weight bin of a tractor.

Safety groups have described the image as “disappointing” given the number of deaths from fatal injuries occurring in agriculture.

Between March 31, 2020 and April 1, 2021, there have been 41 deaths in the UK’s agricultural sector.

Talking to Weekly FarmerFarm Safety Foundation manager Stephanie Berkeley said: “This program could be a great way to help improve this, so it is a pity that they have chosen to use a photo showing the behavior. Such poor safety.

“Agriculture continues to have the worst safety record of any profession in the UK and we are working to change that.”

Elizabeth Creed, farm safety consultant at the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, said: “It is disappointing that the team at Clarkson’s Farm did not realize that their background had great potential to influence and encourage a positive safety culture in farming. ”

Creed also said there have been 12,000 injuries to farm workers in the past year.

The show’s production has responded to the criticism, with a spokesperson saying: “As our first series showed, Jeremy has great respect for the farming community.

“The program is not a ‘how-to’ for farmers who already know more than he does about agriculture.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/jeremy-clarkson-farm-safety-photo-b2007574.html Jeremy Clarkson: Amazon condemned by safety groups for ‘unsafe’ Clarkson Farm photo

Tom Vazquez

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