Explosion in Student Lab at USC

downloadA student who had been mixing chemicals in the basement of a building at USC was responsible for causing a small explosion on Tuesday night.

According to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department, the blast was reported at approximately 7:43 p.m. in a five-story building at 3710 S. McClintock Avenue.

The university issued an alert to the campus community, identifying the building affected by the blast as Ronald Tutor Hall.

The university issued a follow-up alert advising recipients to avoid a closed stretch of McClintock Avenue between Downey Way and 37th Place.

The building was evacuated as firefighters worked to staunch a gas leak and a hazmat team investigated the explosion. Investigators say that there were no injuries and that there had been no structural damage to the building.

It’s a fortunate thing that no serious injuries were caused in this incident. Chemical explosions can be extremely dangerous and cause serious injuries or even fatalities. The student who caused the blast may still have to face civil charges. In situations such as this, that’s the time when you need an attorney who will work on your side.

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