Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 11:57:27 -0400
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Subject: Re: Compilations of accident "stories"
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If anyone wants to write up their first-hand knowledge of accidents, 
I'm happy to revise the Safety section of our site and post them 

I would ask, however, that such contributions go into very specific 
detail and post-accident analysis from the pedagogical perspective of 
"what went wrong and how could this have been prevented".  See, for 
example, the write-up I already have posted,  Pictures are desirable, 
but not required.

While I wouldn't have these in a database, the safety section can be 
made searchable with little effort.

I have witnessed a number of similar (and more serious) incidents 
which I should get around to posting so that students can learn from 
them...I've mentioned some of them on the list before.   And I will 
most definitely be adding one about a demonstration in which a middle 
school student lost an eye to a soda bottle that his teacher filled 
with dry ice and water (but that will have to wait until the court 
case is completed).


>The Journal of Chemical Education did publish several volumes that 
>were an anthology of Norman Steere's column dealing with safety in 
>the laboratory.  In addition, our own publication did publish 
>"Anecdotal Accidents" for a long time.  The series from JChemEd 
>should be available through interlibrary loan.
>   William C.Penker
>   Marshfield, WI  Fire and Police Commission
>   Marshfield, WI  54449

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