Abilene, TX Abilene Christian College Lab Explosion, Aug 1949

Laboratory Blast Burns ACC Student

Charles W. McAnulty, 20, of Camden, Ark., junior student at Abilene Christian College, suffered severe burns in a lab explosion Wednesday afternoon, about 2:15 o'clock.

McAnulty was working on an advanced organic experiment using bromine when a flask of the liquid exploded, spraying his face and right arm with the corrosive element.

He is in Hendrick Hospital where his condition is considered painful but not serious.

Abilene Reporter News, Abilene, TX 18 Aug 1949