Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 08:50:50 -0400
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Subject: Explosion on Notre Dame campus injures grad student

Explosion on campus injures grad student

Issue date: 4/24/09 Section: News

An explosion in Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering left a student injured  
Thursday afternoon, according to a University spokesperson.

Associate director of News and Information Julie Flory told The  
Observer a female graduate student suffered "moderately serious burns"  
after an experiment she was conducting in the basement of the building  
resulted in a small explosion.

"I would say the injuries were serious, but certainly not life- 
threatening," Flory said. "She had burns, but not something they're  
concerned about in the long-term."

The student was taken to a local hospital in an ambulance after the  
Notre Dame Fire Department responded.

Flory said the student had been mixing a non-toxic chemical  
combination before the explosion occurred.

The explosion, which occured around 1 p.m., caused a small fire, but  
Fitzpatrick Hall did not sustain any damages.

Flory said students were evacuated, but the building returned to  
normal operation shortly after.

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