Student Injured in Lab Explosion at UC Berkeley

A lab explosion on the campus of UC Berkeley left one graduate student with facial injuries Tuesday.

The incident occurred at Hildebrand Hall at around 3:30 p.m., giving nearby students and staff quite a scare.

"The student was working with nitrogen when apparently overpressurization occurred, causing a glass chamber to shatter and hit [the student] in the face, according to police and the Office of Environment Health & Safety,” CBS reports.

She was taken to the hospital with injuries to her forehead. Fortunately, her protective glasses prevented any damage to the eyes.

Police and health officials directed students and staff to avoid the area, while they were investigating the incident.