Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Safety First!

A 25-year-old man is in serious condition at University Hospital after a nearly 10,000-pound electron microscope fell on him late this morning, pinning him to the ground, according to Cincinnati firefighters.

The man was pinned under the microscope on the loading dock at the Taft North building of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Yup.

HT: The Agitator

2 comments:

Headless Blogger said...

Was the microscope damaged?

John Foust said...

Geez, that was a big one. My electron microscope is only 1,250 pounds or so for the column itself. Makes me wonder if they were off by a factor of 10.