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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

September 27, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Man suffers minor burns in acid leak at UW lab

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Seattle firefighters in hazmat suits prepare to enter a University of Washington lab where an acid spill injured a man this morning. (Seattle Fire Department photo)

UPDATE AT 11:34 A.M.: Officials with UW Medicine said in a Tweet that a man injured in a chemical spill on campus today is in satisfactory condition and is expected to be released from the University of Washington Medical Center later today. UPDATE AT 10:31 A.M.: Seattle Fire says the spill has been neutralized and the lab is being turned back over to the UW.

ORIGINAL POST: A person has been taken to the hospital with minor burns following a two-liter spill of hydrochloric acid at a University of Washington lab, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

The victim, a man in his 20s, suffered a first-degree burn to the arm, according to department spokesman Kyle Moore.

Benjamin Hall, the five-story building where the lab is located, has been evacuated. The spill was confined to the lab, Moore added.

No one else was hurt, Moore said.

We’ll update this post as soon as we have more information.

 

 

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