Out of New Haven, Connecticut we have a story about a Yale University student who died when it appears her head was pulled into a fast turning lathe in a university lab. Her hair got caught pulling her into the lathe, built in 1962 which lacked an emergency stop button to shut off the power. 
Safety considerations that contributed to the injury and death include:
1.    No safety shut off emergency power kill button.
2.    A lack of adequate training.
3.    Written rules.
4.    Written rules requiring students to not work alone - especially in light of no kill switch.

5.    A lack of guarding that would have protected the student's hair from the spinning parts. The University denied most of this.
AP story by John Christoffersen. "NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A piece of lab machinery that killed a Yale University student when it ensnared her hair was missing required safeguards, and the accident exposed problems with the school's safety policies, federal safety investigators said in a letter to the school."  

Other stories that may be of interest having to do with worker safety:
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Worker injured by wall frame at Iowa business CanadianBusiness.com By AP | August 18, 2011 TOLEDO, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a construction worker was injured when a wall frame fell on him at a business in Toledo. The Gazette in Cedar Rapids (http://bit.ly/n7XoFV ) says the accident happened Thursday morning at ... 
Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death
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