HONOLULU (AP) - Fines and violations related to a lab explosion that cost a researcher her arm are going to be lower than expected for the University of Hawaii.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/2e2p3D5) a settlement agreement was recently reached between the university and the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division listing nine violations and over $69,000 in fines.
Officials from the two groups met after the division citied the university last month for 15 violations. Fines were expected to exceed $100,000.
The school has taken steps intended to prevent similar incidents in the future.
A new committee was established to promote safety at research laboratories.
University spokesman Dan Meisenzahl said officials are addressing remaining violations.
The March 16 explosion injured 29-year-old Thea Ekins-Coward as she was working as a postdoctoral fellow.
Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com