ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A University of Illinois student in Rockford was injured Tuesday in a chemical explosion.
According to authorities, Rockford HAZMAT crews responded to the University of Illinois at Chicago Health Sciences Campus at 1601 Parkview Avenue before 6 p.m.
The university said a student was working with acid in a container when it exploded.
The cause of the explosion is unknown, investigators said.
The student was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.