GTPD officer involved in car accident
GTPD Officer Joseph Figura’s police car collided with an 1800 gallon truck on Monday, Feb. 28 at 8 a.m. Figura was responding to a call from the Atlanta Police regarding a suspect on Ivan Allen Boulevard as he was driving through the intersection of Pine Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive when the accident occured. The officer was injured and sent to Grady Memorial Hospital.
According to Institute spokesperson Matt Nagel, Figura is 25 years old and has been with GTPD for three years. Officer Figura was released from the hospital later in the afternoon.
Chemical spill at MiRC
At 1:13 p.m. on Feb. 25, a silane gas leak occurred in the Clean Room at the basement of the Petit Microelectronics Research Center. A student working in the lab noticed a hissing noise coming from the storage room and immediately left the room. Both the Petit and College of Computing building were evacuated, and all occupants were sent across the street.
The Atlanta Fire and Environmental Health and Safety as well as two Atlanta Fire Department trucks were present on the scene to investigate.