Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 13:07:22 -0500
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From: "Nail, John" <jnail**At_Symbol_Here**OKCU.EDU>
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An incident that occurred at a previous university a long time ago - 

Person 'A' placed a bottle of phosphoric acid on a wooden stool. Person 'B'
 moved the bottle from the stool to the bench. Student 'C' sat on the stool
 and got acid burns on her butt. 

Fortunately, no long-term injuries except for a pair of ruined jeans.

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Date: 	August 26, 2009 9:02:11 AM EDT
 >Lab accident sends UBCO student to hospital with acid burns

This sounds like an accident that occurred when I was an  
undergraduate.   In one of the other undergraduate chemistry classes,  
a student needed a few mL of concentrated nitric acid.  He put his 10  
mL graduated cylinder on the bench and then attempted to pour the  
concentrated acid into it from a 4 L bottle.  Of course, the bottle  
didn't balance on the edge of the cylinder very well, and, when it  
inevitably slipped, he poured the concentrated acid onto his lower  
face and neck.  No permanent injury, but he did get some burns.

Obviously, in situations like this one needs to provide smaller  
reagent bottles or pump dispensers...

Rob Toreki

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