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One hurt in nanofab lab blast

One person was injured this afternoon in an explosion in a lab at Northwestern University’s Center for Nanofabrication and Molecular Self-Assembly at 2190 Campus Drive.

Evanston Fire Division Chief Tom Janetske says a 31-year-old man was transported by a fire department ambulance crew to Evanston Hospital, following the blast, which happened about 3 p.m.

Three other people in the lab at the time of the blast were not hurt, Janetske says, and there were no reports of any damage to the structure of the building. A condition report on the injured man was not available.

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