• UPDATE: A newer version of this story confirming the name of the researcher and her lab manager can be found here.
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Web Date: March 21, 2016

Explosion at the University of Hawaii seriously injures researcher

Thea Ekins-Coward lost an arm, local media report
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: Safety, Lab safety, explosion, biofuel, bioplastics

A 29-year-old researcher was seriously injured in a lab explosion at the University of Hawaii, Mānoa, on March 16.

The researcher is Thea Ekins-Coward, and she lost an arm and suffered other injuries, according to local media reports. When C&EN inquired about her condition on March 20, Queen’s Medical Center, the facility . . .

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