Posted on March 29th, 2013
A new song has taken the Internet by storm. The “Harlem Shake” quickly went viral after people started making their own versions of the dance. However, Australian workers are quickly finding out that not everyone finds the dance amusing. In fact, 15 miners were fired over making a video.
They weren’t terminated because they made the video, but rather because they had removed their protective gear while making their version of the “Harlem Shake.” Not only were they terminated for that specific job, but all 15 workers were banned from working at any of their projects around the world.
“Underground mining has strict safety standards as there are accidents and fatalities. The Barminco management saw this as a breach of standards,” said Sven Lunsche, spokesman for the mining company.
Even workers that watched, but did not participate in making the video were fired.
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