Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Lab Explosion at UCLA Yesterday
One injured in lab explosion at UCLA
By City News Service | February 5, 2019 | LA Daily News
One person was injured Tuesday in an explosion in a laboratory at UCLA. The blast, reported at 2:18 p.m., involved acetone and occurred in a lab fume hood, according to Amy Bastman of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The victim, a UCLA employee, sustained “superficial injuries to his hand and has been treated,” according to a university statement. The explosion, described by UCLA as a “minor accident,” occurred in the Boyer Biochemistry and Molecular Biology building.
Because the work was taking place under a laboratory hood, there was no chemical spill, and there is no danger to anyone in the building. UCLA Fire and the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the incident, which has now been cleared,” according to the university’s statement.