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Student burned in explosion at LSU chemistry lab

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Posted: Mar 10, 2011 3:41 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Mar 10, 2011 3:41 PM
Source: LSU

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Topics: baton rouge, lsu, student, burned, chemistry, lab, explosion, fire, wbrz, louisiana

BATON ROUGE - An LSU student was injured when chemicals he was working with exploded and caused a fire, according to LSU media relations.

Ernie Ballard said a student was working in a chemistry lab in Choppin Hall when a "flash flame" occurred, burning the student.

BRPD and LSU Police were called out to the lab. The fire was quickly contained and students were allowed back into the lab after 3 p.m.

There's no word on the extent of the student's injuries.

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