14 Apr '11, 12am

A Yale University student nearing graduation was killed after her hair was pulled inside a piece of lab equipment

NEW HAVEN (Connecticut) - A YALE University student nearing graduation was killed inside a school lab when her hair was pulled into a piece of machine-shop equipment, an official said on Wednesday. Michele Dufault, a senior majoring in astronomy, died on Tuesday night 'in what appears to have been a terrible accident involving a piece of equipment,' school officials said. The school said the accident took place inside a chemistry lab machine shop but didn't say what the equipment was. 'By all reports, Michele was an exceptional young woman, an outstanding student and young scientist, a dear friend and a vibrant member of this community,' Yale Vice-President Linda Lorimer wrote in a message to Yale students and faculty. 'We will find ways in the next day to gather to celebrate her life and grieve her loss.' In a Facebook profile picture, Dufault is shown with long brown hai...

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