13 Apr 2011

Student dies in laboratory accident

Submitted by Adam R. Johnson, Harvey Mudd College

A student at Yale apparently died yesterday in the Chemistry department.  Details are still very vague, but it seems like her long hair was pulled into a lathe. 


A sad reminder of the importance of safety and good laboratory practices (note, there is no information at this time about whether she was in fact following good practices and just had an accident or not). 

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