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Chemistry accidents
« on: May 18, 2006, 10:21:12 PM »
Some of these will make you cringe...

http://www.cheminfonet.org/accid1.htm
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Re: Chemistry accidents
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2006, 08:52:31 AM »
nasty, the kid who slipped was pretty bad, lost the use of some limbs.  :o
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Re: Chemistry accidents
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2006, 10:58:06 AM »
did anyone hear about the chemistry teacher a few months back that something went wrong and he was blown through the ceiling of his classroom?

kinda scary to think that this does happen  :(
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Re: Chemistry accidents
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2006, 11:05:53 AM »
It was gas explosion.
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Re: Chemistry accidents
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2006, 11:08:11 AM »
It was gas explosion.

oh, i only heard about it happening i didn't hear all the details.

do you know where an article about it may be by chance? if not, i can find one
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Re: Chemistry accidents
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2006, 11:31:42 AM »
I have seen some more detailed info but I can't locate it. It happened in France in the university lab researching some dangerous industrial procedures. IIRC explosion had nothing to do with the specific procedure checked at the time, it was some gas leak from the aparature which ended with kaboom.
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Re: Chemistry accidents
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2006, 12:43:26 PM »
do you remember the month or the date it happened cuz i'm sure the Times had something and i can get it from there?
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Re: Chemistry accidents
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2006, 12:54:10 PM »
March 24th or something
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Re: Chemistry accidents
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2006, 01:09:54 PM »
ok thank you very much  :)
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Re: Chemistry accidents
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2006, 01:17:35 PM »
Ouch... just reading those makes me a little paranoid going into lab. 
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Re: Chemistry accidents
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2006, 10:46:54 PM »
Heh.  I kind of chuckle reading all those mercury stories.  When I was in 6th grade (back in 1992), my teacher brought in a big vial of mercury during our chemistry lesson and let us all play with it.  She only said "Don't eat it and don't spill it on your clothes.  Wash your hands when you are done".  The stuff felt really weird.  It was liquid, but unlike water it didn't feel wet.  It felt "unique".  The thing is, we didn't have OSHA coming in and spraying down the classroom.  My bran wasn't daimaged.   ;) ;D
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Re: Chemistry accidents
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2006, 03:49:23 AM »
My bran wasn't daimaged.   ;) ;D

You say so ;)
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Re: Chemistry accidents
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2006, 09:11:05 AM »
The chernobyl tragedy. It spreads million of Cs137 around Europe

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Re: Chemistry accidents
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2006, 09:46:05 AM »
The chernobyl tragedy. It spreads million of Cs137 around Europe

Chernobyl is overrated and number of casualties is much smaller than it is constantly reported. That's one of the prime examples of how ecowhinners can fool half a world.
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Re: Chemistry accidents
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2006, 10:13:06 AM »
Having read that I am much more scared of my 98% H2SO4! The teacher who substituted murcuric oxide for silver oxide was just stupid.

I heard someone was filling a burette with 1M(I think) NaOH and spilt it on her own head! Luckily there was an emergency shower thing in the lab and it was quickly washed off.

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