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Hazmat team called in after blast at Edmonton chemistry lab

Oct. 10, 2013, Edmonton – One person has been injured in a small explosion at a chemistry laboratory at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

October 10, 2013
By The Canadian Press

Oct. 10, 2013, Edmonton – One person has been injured in a small explosion at a chemistry laboratory at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

The blast happened Wednesday afternoon on the fifth floor of the Gunning-Lemieux Chemistry Centre.

Fire officials say they believe two graduate students were in the lab at the time of the blast.

The explosion did not result in a fire, but a hazardous materials team was called in to secure the facility.

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A message from the university released on Twitter overnight describes the accident as a chemistry lab mishap and that one person was taken to hospital.