Just read this sad report about an experienced woodturner and demonstrator who had a serious accident May 4th while at her lathe. Joan Kelly was turning a large cedar bowl blank on her lathe. Something happened that caused the blank to shatter and Joan was struck in the face and forehead. Her husband quickly called for aid and she was taken to the hospital where significant efforts were made to help her. Unfortunately, she died from her injuries on May 17th.
This is another reminder that this activity we get so much pleasure and reward from can also be incredibly dangerous.
You can read the full story on the Woodturners America website.