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Chemical Explosion in Logan

Chemical Explosion in Logan



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(KSL News) Logan police and hazmat teams responded to a chemical explosion this afternoon. It happened at a company called Frontier Scientific, which manufactures chemicals for pharmaceutical research.

While distilling a chemical in a glass flask, the venting system became clogged, causing it to explode. The 35-year-old man who was watching over the distillation was burned.

Chemical Explosion in Logan

He also suffered shrapnel wounds to his face, chest, hands and arms from the exploding glass. He is in the hospital, but his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The chemical, 4-Bromoindole, is considered harmful if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the skin.

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