California's work safety agency has fined the University of California at Los Angeles $31,000 for three "serious" violations of state regulations that came to light in an investigation of a the fatal burning of a research assistant in a December fire, the Los Angeles Times reported. The agency found that the lab assistant who died was never properly trained and was not wearing protective clothing at the time of the fire in a chemistry lab. Further, UCLA was cited for not correcting deficiencies that had been identified in an earlier review, prior to the December accident. UCLA officials have announced a series of measures to improve lab safety, will not appeal the fine.
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