The L.A. County district attorney’s office charged Patrick Harran with three felony charges of willfully violating occupational health and safety standards, in connection with a laboratory fire that killed Sheharbano “Sheri” Sangji.
LA Times has the story here: UC system, UCLA professor charged in lab fire that killed staffer.
As always, I hope covering this case will inspire others to think twice about safely working with pyrophorics and hopefully cajole professors into leaving their office and personally instructing their workers in proper technique. This story will be continually updated for the foreseeable future as press releases and statements are given.
Update 1: UCLA issues a statement