Aggie Students Injured in Lab Explosion

Beaker explodes in chemistry lab

Tuesday, May 11, 2010  |  Updated 12:27 PM CDT
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Aggie Students Injured in Lab Explosion

Deborah Ferguson

Cointreau liqueur is transformed into tiny gel-like pearls in this second beaker of Evian water and Cointreau's Calci powder.

Texas A&M University officials say an explosion at a chemistry building caused minor injuries to two students.

The school issued an emergency alert Tuesday to student cell phones and local radio stations ordering an evacuation of the chemistry annex following the explosion. A half hour later, the school issued an alert saying the situation was stabilized.

University spokesman Lane Stephenson said a beaker with "some sort of solution in it" exploded.

Stephenson said the two injured are graduate students in the chemistry program. He said both are in good spirits and taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution. He said one of the students had bandages on his forearms.

Students and staff have been allowed to return to the building.
 

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