California state investigator Brian Baudendistel continued
his testimony on 20 November in the hearing to determine whether UCLA chemistry
professor Patrick Harran will stand trial on felony charges of occupational
safety violations that resulted in the death of Sheri Sangji. From a detailed
summary of his statements during his first day testifying (19 November) by
Michael Torrice at Chemical
& Engineering News,
it appears that Baudendistel recounted information
in the 95-page investigative
prepared for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.
Also testifying on 20 November was chemical safety expert Neal Langerman
"absolutely did not have sufficient skill, knowledge or training to be handling
tert-Butyllium," Langerman testified, according to the San
Jose Mercury News.
He added that the Harran lab lacked appropriate
equipment and protective clothing.
Because of scheduling issues,
cross examination will take place on 18 December, the Mercury News