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Small Explosion at NCSU Science Lab Sends Staff Member to Hospital

Posted February 28, 2000 6:00 a.m. EST

— A chemistry experiment exploded and injured a student lab assistant Tuesday morning onN.C. State'scampus.

The explosion happened around 9:30 a.m. at Withers Hall and was the result of a small chemical spill involving sulfuric acid and a potassium compound.

The student, Marcie Belisle, suffered minor face and neck burns. She was treated and released from WakeMed.