UF chemical lab remains closed following explosion

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An explosion in Sisler Hall at University of Florida may force the chemical lab to remain closed through the Martin Luther King holiday. University of Florida spokeswoman Janine Sykes says they want to ensure it is safe before any students or staff return. She says equipment and policies will be reevaluated following this incident.

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The graduate student involved was wearing protective gear but remains hospitalized and is recovering from his injuries.

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