An explosion in the Gibbs Chemistry Laboratory sent Dr. George Brady, a Research Associate in Chemistry to the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital yesterday.
Brady was working on a detonation project involving highly explosive gas mixtures. He was under the impression that all of an acetylene-oxygen combination had been emptied from the protective glass flask. However, some small remaining particles exploded causing arm and leg lacerations.
Hospital officials said Brady is resting comfortably.