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N.C. State vet school evacuated after beaker explodes

Posted September 22, 2010 10:46 a.m. EDT
Updated September 22, 2010 12:43 p.m. EDT

— A building at the North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine was briefly evacuated Wednesday morning when a beaker exploded in a laboratory.

Campus police Capt. Jon Barnwell said that a graduate student was heating a substance in a beaker in a lab in the college's small animal hospital. The beaker burst, and fragments struck the student in the face.

She was transported to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Barnwell said.

The building was evacuated as a precaution while emergency responders evaluated the scene.