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The Accident - Jan. 7, 2010

Chemistry 118 Laboratory

A Jan. 7, 2010 accident in a laboratory in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry left a graduate student seriously injured. The student was working with energetic materials in greater quantities than was prudent. He also was working outside of a hood and without a blast shield and personal protective wear.

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