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U of R grad student injured in chemistry lab explosion

Grad student injured after small explosion at Gavett Hall

Rochester, N.Y. - A graduate student at the University of Rochester was taken to the hospital Monday after a small explosion.

According to Sara Miller at the University of Rochester, Rochester firefighters and Public Safety responded to the reported explosion around 12:40 p.m. at Gavett Hall.

Gavett Hall houses the chemical engineering building. The graduate student was transported to the hospital with what were described as "non life-threatening injuries."

HAZMAT crews are on scene cleaning up the lab.

The types of chemicals involved were not confirmed while crews were on scene. However, Miller did say there should be no danger to anyone else at the university.

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