- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - One person was injured by broken glass when some chemicals reacted to produce an explosion at a medical products laboratory in Eugene.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1rGG5Uc ) the Wednesday explosion was at the campus of Thermo Fisher Scientific, which produces dyes and other products for the medical industry.

The company says two people were exposed to the nontoxic chemicals methyl iodide and picoline, and the injured person was hurt by broken glass.

The company says no toxic substances were released, and there was no health threat to other employees or the public at large.

Eugene-Springfield Fire Department crews were at the scene for about an hour.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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