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Experiment goes wrong with explosion at Melbourne lab

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08 Nov 2013
A man escaped serious injury after an explosion at a Melbourne University chemistry lab.

Firefighters were alerted to the blaze via an alarm at 4.17pm on Friday October 8.

Crews whilst en-route were advised that there had been an explosion in the chemistry lab with possibly one injured male still on site .

Crews arrived to find a male with hand injuries. Firefighters assisted the patient until Ambulance Victoria attended and continued treatment and transported the patient to hospital.

Shortly after arrival crews called for specialised Hazmat appliances so the remaining chemicals could be assessed and the scene made safe.  Air monitoring was conducted for a period of time after the incident.

Work Safe will be attending the scene.

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