Explosion on campus injures grad student http://media.www.ndsmcobserver.com/media/storage/paper660/news/2009/04/24/News/Explosion.On.Campus.Injures.Grad.Student-3725223.shtml 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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