Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 08:20:24 -0400
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Subject: Firefighters treated after blaze at NY college lab
Comments: To: SAFETY

I wonder if the UCLA fire has increased the press' interest in lab  
accident stories...
- Ralph
Firefighters treated after blaze at NY college lab,0,4020828.story
June 30, 2009
TROY, N.Y. - More than a dozen firefighters are recovering after they  
were exposed to smoke and chemicals after a fire broke out inside a  
laboratory at an Albany-area college.
No one was seriously injured but Troy Fire Department officials say 15  
firefighters were checked out at a hospital after Monday evening's  
blaze in a chemical lab at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Fire Chief Tom Garrett says the fire broke out about 6:20 p.m. on the  
third floor of a lab in a science building. He says a student was  
working alone and accidentally ignited the fire while conducting an  
RPI officials say the student suffered burns to her hands and was  
treated at Troy hospital. The college's public safety department is  
conducting an investigation.

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