Lab accident at Leesburg middle school
Five eighth-grade students in a science class at Harper Park Middle School in Leesburg received minor burns when a beaker of boiling water overflowed about 11 a.m. Friday, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue officials.
The students received “possibly first-degree burns” to areas on their hands, necks and faces as a result of exposure to the hot steam, spokesperson Laura Rinehart said. No chemicals were involved, she added.
As a precaution, students were transported to Inova Loudoun Hospital in Lansdowne, Rinehart said.
| March 11, 2011; 12:50 PM ET
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