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Toole Hall incident injures one

The Fredericton Fire Department is on the scene at Toole Hall this morning after one individual suffered non-life-threatening injuries from an unconfirmed lab explosion, which would be the second incident of this nature this month.

“[Fredericton] Fire is conducting the investigation; they’re just trying to figure out what happened,” said Alycia Morehouse with the City of Fredericton.

“All I’m aware of is that there’s one person being treated … the important thing is that there are no additional hazards. This is the only building affected and it has been evacuated.”

Bruce Rogerson with UNB Security and Traffic said that as far as he knew, there was a “very minor” explosion involving a fume hood.

“Something in whatever the students were working on exploded,” said Rogerson, adding that he believes those involved were a student and a student advisor.

“They locked down the building for now … it doesn’t sound as bad as last time.”

Two research centre staff members were sent to hospital earlier this month after a small glass vessel exploded in a lab at the Limerick Pulp and Paper Research Centre in Enterprise UNB Building No. 1.

More to come.

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