LEANDER, Texas - The University of Texas has stopped high-velocity projectiles research at a lab where an explosion left a passer-by hurt.
UT research official Juan Sanchez said Thursday that the metal building is not structurally adequate for such experiments. The UT Institute for Advance Technology does research for the military.
A driver was injured by debris during an explosion Tuesday that left holes in the leased building in Leander, about 20 miles northwest of Austin.
Sanchez told the Austin American-Statesman that a piece of a launcher broke off and was propelled by high-pressure hydrogen gas.
Sanchez says UT will repair the structure, which the school has used since 1990 when the area was less populated, for less high-impact experiments.
Further details weren't immediately released on plans for the higher-velocity research.
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