COLUMBIA — An MU graduate research assistant was sent to University Hospital mid-morning Wednesday as a result of a chemical reaction in a chemistry building lab. The reaction injured the student’s hands.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is currently investigating the incident, MU spokesman Christian Basi said.
“We want to determine why it happened and how it could be prevented in the future,” Basi said.
The graduate student’s condition is undetermined, but the injuries are not life-threatening, Basi said.