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Janitor silences ‘annoying beeps’ in lab ’caused £1 million in damage and ruined 20 years of research’

A frustrated janitor accidentally destroys 25 years of scientific research overnight after flipping a switch to stop the “constant beeping”.

Laboratory at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute new york He faces nearly £800,000 in damages after the custodian’s actions destroyed research stored in his freezer.


The janitor turned off the freezerCredit: Getty
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is now suing for damages


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is now suing for damagesCredit: Alamy

The university is now suing the cleaning service for this “negligent” act.

“People’s actions and omissions caused all this,” said attorney Michael Ginsberg. “Unfortunately, they ruined 25 years of research.”

The suspended freezer contained cell cultures, samples, and other items and had to be kept at minus 112°F.

After the caretaker turned off the breaker controlling the refrigerator, the temperature rose to -25°F, rendering research and samples useless.

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A sign on the freezer appeared to warn cleaning staff how to stop the beeping without ruining the samples in the freezer, but was ignored.

The sign reads, “This area does not need cleaning.

“If you want to mute the sound, press the alarm/test mute button for 5-10 seconds.”

of Next In the morning, lab workers tried to retrieve the research materials.

“However, more than 20 years of research have left most of the specimens infringed, destroyed, and irreparable,” the complaint states.

An investigation into the cleaner’s behavior revealed that the cleaner simply misread the instructions.

“At the end of the interview, he still didn’t think he had done anything wrong and was just trying to help,” it reads.

last year, A sick caretaker infected an office worker with an incurable sexually transmitted disease. After soaking her manhood in her water bottle.

Lucio Diaz, 50, was allegedly caught in the act after his victim noticed a strange taste in her drink and set up a spy camera on her desk.

Video – who watched local ABC13 news Texas – Reportedly shows Diaz reaching out to grab a bottle.

He then “halfway through” dipped into his masculinity before “tilting the bottle back and basically rinsing his penis with my water,” the woman said.

She claimed the janitor had also urinated in her water and had been doing so for months.

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The married mother of two was later diagnosed with an incurable STD. It’s the same STD that Diaz tested positive for after being arrested. court the paper claims.

The sample collected over 20 years was destroyed


The sample collected over 20 years was destroyedCredit: Getty Janitor silences ‘annoying beeps’ in lab ’caused £1 million in damage and ruined 20 years of research’

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