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Subject: [DCHAS-L] [DCHAS-EC] C&EN The Safety Zone blog court watch
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:18:29 -0500
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Court watch

On Nov. 20, UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran had a status check with the judge regarding felony charges of labor code violations that led to the death of researcher Sheharbano (Sheri) Sangji. The result of that status check was another status check scheduled for Jan. 10, 2014. Harran's preliminary hearing concluded on April 26. We're going on two years since charges were filed on Dec. 27, 2011, and five years since the Dec. 29, 2008, fire.

On Nov. 1, former UC Davis chemist David Snyder was arraigned on felony charges of reckless disposal of hazardous waste, possession of a destructive device or explosive, possession of materials with intent to make a destructive device, and possession of firearms on university property. The charges relate to an explosion in his campus apartment nearly one year ago. Snyder's preliminary hearing concluded on Oct. 10. Snyder is scheduled for a trial-setting conference on March 17, 2014, and a jury trial to start on March 24, 2014.

There's other interesting chemical safety news there not covered in the google headlines as well...

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