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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314058074 - Syngenta Seeds Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha

Nr: 314058074Report ID: 0728900Open Date: 12/07/2010

Syngenta Seeds Inc
934 364th Rd
Seward, NE 68434
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5191/Farm Supplies
NAICS: 444220/ Nursery, Garden Center, and Farm Supply Stores

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/07/2010
Emphasis: N:AmputateClose Case:12/07/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202943395 Yes  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200053817Event: 10/28/2010Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Removing Stake In Hopper
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
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314058074 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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