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Investigation of UH lab blast pinpoints static electricity

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Michael Bruno, UH Manoa’s vice chancellor for research, fielded questions Friday in the Bachman Hall lobby after the University of California Center for Laboratory Safety released findings from its investigation of the March 16 lab explosion in UH’s Pacific Ocean Sciences and Technology building.

The March 16 explosion at a University of Hawaii laboratory that seriously injured a visiting researcher was likely caused by static electricity, according to an independent investigation conducted by the University of California Center for Laboratory Safety. Read more

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