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    Default Horrifyingly tragic news story about a long-haired Yale student

    I debated sharing this here, because it really is horrifying to think about. But in the end, I decided to post it because I care about you folks, and I could never forgive myself if something happened to one of you that could have been prevented by my posting these articles.

    Please, everyone, be mindful of your hair's length and location around ANY type of machinery / gears / doors / whatever that could trap your hair.

    Feds: Dead Yale Student's Hair Pulled Into Lab Machine


    Yale student killed when lab machine snags hair

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    Just a couple of weeks ago I was thinking about the potential dangers of having long hair. I wondered how common accidents like this can be? It doesn't say how long her hair was, just that it was past shoulder length.

    How sad. And people have said some really amazing things about her. It is horrible.


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    This is incredibly tragic. But I am very glad you posted this, because it demonstrates why safety precautions around machinery can be so critical. A student in my college lost part of a hand in a machine accident because he was wearing something that he was not supposed to be wearing while using the machine and it got caught.

    Just awful. What a sad story. This didn't have to happen. It shouldn't have happened.

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    That is seriously one of my worst fears. I remember reading a story were some girl was scalped by a machine once.

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    Wow, that is so incredibly sad, and what an awful way to go.

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    I do woodworking as a hobby, and I ALWAYS have my hair braided and bunned so it's way out of the way when I'm using my powertools. So sad, for this girl.

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    DH sent me a link to this story last week...so horrible. I really hate using the machine shop, but whenever I have to, I make sure to put my hair up. You also have to be careful about clothes...long sleeves or loose/baggy items, etc. Yuck. I mean, I like power tools and stuff, but I am so not good at using them, so they scare me. Of course, I'd say that if you aren't a little bit scared of them, you shouldn't be using them!!!

    Plus, let me add that the incident happened very late at night. It's just not advisable to do anything like that so late when you might be tired.

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    That's so sad. My thoughts are with her family.

    I agree: LHCers, be careful!
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    Extremely tragic. My thoughts go out to her family.

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    Oh, that is awful. A very similar accident happened to the mother of one of my girlhood friends when we were in 1st or 2nd grade. I will never forget it.
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