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UCLA Appeals OSHA Fine–Victims’ Friends Outraged

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UCLA has appealed the CAL-OSHA citation for serious workplace safety violations that resulted in the death of 23 year old Sheri Sangji. CAL-OSHA found that Ms. Sangji had not received proper training and was not wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.

Friends and family of Ms. Sangji are outraged at the university’s appeal. They have argued that the local District Attorney’s office should take up the case and have circulated a petition to urge a thorough investigation. The petition can be found here .

More information on the story can be found at:

1. “Taken for Granted: The burning question of laboratory Safety” about the particular hazards in academic labs” ; and

2. Explosions in the Lab: What can be learned from the death of a young biochemist at UCLA?” .