From: Ralph Stuart <rstuartcih**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Colorado methanol fire case
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:12:37 -0400
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I was struck the story in this morning's headlines that the Former Colorado Teacher was charged with four counts of third-degree assault, a Class 1 misdemeanor in the methanol demonstration lab explosion that occurred last month.

This seems much more likely to set a precedent than the UCLA fire, which was based on labor law specific to California. I hope that people who are in Colorado will let us know how this case proceeds, as it's not uncommon for these stories to fall off the press's radar.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart

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