• Question: Have you ever hurt anyone in an experiment?

    Asked by sadia12345 to Ivan, James, Jessica, Nicola, Sarah on 18 Nov 2013.
    • Photo: Sarah Tesh

      Sarah Tesh answered on 18 Nov 2013:

      No thankfully! Despite the fact I’m a rather clumsy person!

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      Nicola Potts answered on 18 Nov 2013:

      No I always make sure that I take everyone’s safety into account when doing experiments.

      I think I am more watchful of other people than I am myself sometimes!

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      Jessica Liley answered on 18 Nov 2013:

      No luckily I haven’t!

      Things can definitely go wrong in chemistry because there are so many machines and chemicals around. We have to be really careful!

      At my work last year someone had a nasty accident. There was a big explosion and one of the walls bent inwards! Luckily everyone was ok but it makes you remember just how important safety is!

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      Ivan Campeotto answered on 19 Nov 2013:

      No, safety measures are always very strict and therefore the likelihood of hurting myself or others is extremely low.