Investigators: Lab explosion caused by electrostatic charge

U.S. News 

Michael Bruno, vice chancellor for research at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, talks to reporters Friday, July 1, 2016, in Honolulu. A laboratory explosion at the University of Hawaii that resulted in a researcher losing her arm was likely caused by static electricity, according to an independent investigation. The University of California Center for Laboratory Safety, which handled the investigation, released its results Friday.