University of Florida Student Hospitalized After Chemical Explosion
A University of Florida student is being treated at Shands after a chemical explosion in one of UF's chemistry labs.
Gainesville Fire Rescue responded to the explosion around six o' clock Wednesday evening.
When they arrived, they found the student with burns on the second floor of Sisler Hall.
Emergency workers transported him to Shands where he was treated for burns and chemical exposure.
Two emergency workers who rode in the ambulance with the student were also treated for exposure to chemicals.
Sisler Hall was evacuated and put on temporary lockdown for at least the next 24 hours.
Officials say they are working with faculty to identify the chemicals the student was using.
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