BERKELEY (KRON) — A student was injured at UC Berkeley Tuesday afternoon after an explosion inside a lab on the campus.
Police and health officials asked students and staff to avoid the area as crews were on scene to investigate.
The explosion occurred around 3:30 p.m. at Hildebrand Hall.
Police said the student was working with nitrogen when the explosion occurred.
Over-pressurization of the nitrogen caused a glass chamber to shatter and hit the student in the face.
She suffered cuts to the forehead in the explosion.
Police first notified the public of the explosion via Nixle around 4:40 p.m.
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