A dance got miners fired who worked in an underground mine in Australia, CBS News reports March 4. A group of miners were in a YouTube video doing the "Harlem Shake" and were terminated from their jobs due to violating safety issues in the Agnew Gold Mine last week.
One of the unidentified miners said up to 15 people were fired after the dance was exposed, with some who only watched the activity and didn't participate in it.
Mine owner, Barminco, felt that the dance was a safety issue and in violation of its "core values of safety, integrity and excellence," according to a dismissal letter.
Barminco further added that the miners who were dancing are not "to be subcontracted by Barminco at any site domestically and globally."
It's not clear what exactly the miners did that violated safety concerns since they were wearing helmets. The only visible things that happened is five of the men didn't have their shirts on. According to the miner who spoke on anonymity, the men took their shirts off so the name of the mining company wouldn't appear in the video. He said the miners were only "having a bit of fun" by creating the dance video.
A Facebook page has been set up for reinstating the jobs for the miners who were fired.
Was it going to the extreme by allowing the miners to lose their jobs?