Boston Fire Department responds to chemical reaction at Ingalls

Shortly after 2 p.m. on Thursday, the Boston Fire Department responded to a reported chemical reaction at 44 Cummington St., home of Boston University’s W. Bradford Ingalls Engineering Resource Center. A graduate student working in the lab had opened a container with an unidentified chemical and had a reaction upon inhalation, said BFD spokesman Steve MacDonald.

The lid was immediately placed back on the container of chemicals, and there was no chemical leak or spill in the building. The student was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to be treated, and BFD confirmed the building was safe for further use.

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