North Valley Lab Explosion

November 8, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A science experiment caused a minor explosion inside a UC Merced lab today.A hazmat team responded to the science and engineering building at the university this afternoon.

Fire crews found a bloody student in the building and took him away to a nearby hospital. It turned out, he had just minor burns and cuts to his hand.

Tonya Luiz, UC Merced, says "This is a straight forward research accident. He's going to be perfectly ok which means to most to us, it's just a very minor incident and everybody did what they were supposed to do."

The science lab didn't have any major damage, and classes are expected to carry on as usual next week.

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