Nothing serious in the lab. I work w/ a lot of dangerous chemicals and I try to be as safe as possible. Not only for my own health but for the safety of my labmates- I love those guys and wouldn’t ever want anything to happen to them. In college I played rugby and broke my face- my nose, my cheek it wasn’t pretty.
Oh bad luck Liz! I always joke to people to watch they don’t break their face, but I guess you did :-/
I have burnt myself on a Bunsen, got cold-burn from the -80C freezer, and once walked into a door while focusing on something else. A project student of mine also once dropped a fairly dangerous chemical that happens to be one of the more smellier substances known to man, and we all had to leave the lab. It’s not bad for 11 years working in a lab!
These are all pretty exception though – given the potential hazards of lab work, we manage to minimise the risks considerably, so rarely injure ourselves.
What about you? Have you had any spectacular injuries? 😉