the article doesn't say) were doing a demonstration that went wrong. Apparently the ethanol caught fire and exploded, resulting in the girl getting second and third degree burns on her arms, legs, and face.
I try to pay attention to lab accidents so I know what not to do in my classroom. I need to know more about this one because I burn ethanol in my classroom all the time. I'm curious as to what went wrong here because I've never had a problem with ethanol. Methanol is bad stuff, but ethanol hasn't been a problem that I've known.