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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

SIUE Student Injured In Lab Explosion

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SIUE Student Injured In Lab Explosion

Edwardsville, IL  (KTRS)   A student at Southern Illinois University is recovering after being injured in a small laboratory explosion and fire. Officials at the Edwardsville campus say the 23-year-old male student was working in the new science building around 3 p.m. on Tuesday when there was a chemical reaction.  The student suffered cuts to […]

SIUE Student Injured In Lab Explosion

Edwardsville, IL  (KTRS)   A student at Southern Illinois University is recovering after being injured in a small laboratory explosion and fire.

Officials at the Edwardsville campus say the 23-year-old male student was working in the new science building around 3 p.m. on Tuesday when there was a chemical reaction.  The student suffered cuts to both hands, along with chemical burns on both arms. He was transported to a hospital.

The building was evacuated. Firefighters with the Edwardsville Fire Department extinguished the blaze.
University spokesman Doug McIlhagga says damage to the lab was minimal.
He says the building was re-opened for classes on Wednesday.

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