By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — A student was injured in a fire brought on by a laboratory accident at Northwestern University on Monday.

Shortly before 3 p.m., the graduate student was working at the Richard and Barbara Silverman Hall for Molecular Therapeutics and Diagnostics, at 2710 Campus Dr. on the Evanston campus, when he was injured.

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The university did not specify how the university was injured or what chemicals or substances may have been involved. But the university did say there was a fire, and he suffered burns to his hands, arms, torso, and neck, and was taken to NorthShore Evanston Hospital.

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“Our thoughts are with the student and his family. We are in touch with the family to offer our support and our sincere hope that he makes a quick and full recovery,” the university said in a statement. “We also would like to thank his fellow graduate students for acting quickly to extinguish the fire and provide emergency aid.”


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CBS 2 Chicago Staff