(by the way, she didn't die.)
i'm a little scared about how not-panicked i was. to be honest, it all seemed far too personally removed. i think that's a bad thing.
i really think there ought to be some sort of post-incident counseling for (especially new) techs in these sorts of situations. i got a 15-minute lecture on the mechanics of the chair afterward, but no one asked me if i was ok or told me it wasn't my fault or even told me if i did something wrong.
that's kind of fucked up.
luckily (i suppose) i barely cared about the situation, so it didn't really faze me. i could see it bothering normal people though. you'd think they'd want to help manage that stress.