From: Leslie Coop <lcoop**At_Symbol_Here**WILLAMETTE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Colorado methanol fire case
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:34:04 -0700
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Perhaps someone should ask the school he went to why he wasn't taught chemical safety procedures.

On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 10:12 AM, Ralph Stuart <rstuartcih**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
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

Leslie Coop, MS, CCHO, CHMM
Chemical Hygiene Officer/ Stockroom Manager
Willamette University - 900 State Str - Salem, Oregon 97301
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