One Hundred Years of Progress
2011 A solvent fire destroyed the Discovery Laboratory at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) in Hyderabad, India.
2010 A graduate student at Texas Tech in Lubbock lost three fingers and punctured an eye when the highly reactive material he was working with exploded.
2009 In January, the UCLA research technician died from the burns sustained in the incident.
2008 In December, a research technician , Sheharbano Sangji, at the University of California in Los Angeles was badly burned when pyrophoric t-butyl lithium sprayed from a syringe.
Windsor Pharmaceutical lab worker dies after exposure to toxic chemicals. The hood had been turned off due to roof construction. Ronald Daigle was the 46-year-old chemist. The chemical was trimethylsilyldiazomethane.
2006 Six students and the teacher were injured at Western Reserve Academy in January when a flame test demo exploded. Two students were reportedly burned over 40-50% of their bodies.
A cylinder of liquefied nitrogen gas exploded in the Chemistry Department of Texas A&M University (College Station). The cylinder went through the ceiling into the penthouse. Damage is estimated at over one million dollars.
Nancy, France - A large explosion rocked a university's chemistry department in eastern France on Friday, killing a professor who was blown through the ceiling and seriously injuring a student, authorities said.