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Accident: 200053817 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Removing Stake In Hopper

Accident: 200053817 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 10/28/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31405807412/07/20105191Syngenta Seeds Inc
At approximately 9:20 a.m. on October 28, 2010, Employee #1 was completing plot combining operations in a remote soybean field. A stake had become lodged in the hopper chute, and Employee #1 was attempting to remove it. He was holding onto the weigh bucket windshield frame as he climbed onto the tire to reach the chute. Employee #1 stepped down from the tire and released his grip on the windshield frame, but his wedding ring was caught by a bolt protruding from the windshield assembly. The force generated on his left ring finger caused it to be severed at the second knuckle. He was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: severed, amputated, agriculture, finger, ring, caught by, harvester, bolt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314058074 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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