Small explosion at CSU chemistry lab sends 1 to hospital

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A small explosion at the Colorado State University Chemistry building sent one student to the hospital while another sustained a minor injury.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, a student was washing a glass container in a CSU chemistry lab when the chemical in the container had a reaction to the water, prompting it to explode, said CSU spokesperson Dell Rae.

The student holding the container was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for cuts on his face, added Rae. Another student, who was in the vicinity, got a minor cut on his hand from the incident.

CSU said the building was evacuated and there was no damage to the building.

Poudre Fire Authority responded to the explosion.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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