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The University of Hawaii, Manoa UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

An investigation after a lab explosion in March which injured one post-doc found 15 violations surrounding the use of a 50L hydrogen/oxygen gas mixture tank including improper grounding and led to $115,500 in fines.¬† Along with technical issues the report emphasized a lack of efforts to enforce safety training, and supervisor’s understanding of their responsibility specifically with enforcement of a Principal Investigator reviewed¬†Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP). Earlier this month the fine was reduced to just over $69,000 with the university promising to enforce 38 pages of recommendations.