Colorado

Nov 30, 2010 6:01 PM by Greg Boyce

CU student slightly injured in lab explosion

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A student at the University of Colorado in Boulder has a minor injury after chemicals he was using in a lab exploded.

CU-Boulder spokesman Bronson Hilliard said the explosion at about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday left the post-doctoral student with a cut on his forehead. At least two other people were near the lab in the engineering complex when the vial exploded.  No other injuries were reported and the student has been decontaminated. He was able to walk to a campus clinic for treatment.

Hilliard says the student noticed an adverse reaction to chemicals being mixed in the vial and was walking out of the lab when it exploded.

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