This case involves a man who injured his hand while working with a potato harvester at a large factory farm. The man was seen at a local emergency room where the wound was closed using sutures, following which he was discharged with a prescription for antibiotics. A week later, the man returned to the ER with complaints of severe pain in his hand. Doctors elected to perform an exploration of the man’s wound. During the exploration, doctors discovered the presence of dirt and plant matter that had not been removed from the would before it had been closed. The man was immediately hospitalized and placed on broad spectrum antibiotics, however he suffered significant tissue damage as a result of the infection.