At an American university, a cleaner turned off the freezer 토토사이트when it beeped and ruined 20 years of research. The school filed a lawsuit for damages of more than 1.3 billion won against the cleaning management company to which the cleaner belonged. According to CNN
and others on the 28th (local time), Rensleyar Institute of Technology in New York, USA recently filed a lawsuit for damages of 1 million dollars (approximately 1.3 billion won) against a company that has recently signed a facility management service contract. According to the complaint, the university alleged that the cleaning company had harmed the research by failing to properly train and supervise the cleaners. On September 17, 2020, a janitor at the university turned off the power breaker when the lab’s freezer beeped. This freezer contained cultured cell samples and specimens that could be damaged by a temperature change as small as 3 degrees. The freezer is supposed to keep the temperature at minus 80 degrees Celsius, and an alarm will sound if the temperature deviates from minus 78 degrees to minus 82 degrees. On the 14th, three days before the incident, the research team at the university found that the freezer sounded an alarm when the freezer temperature rose to minus 78 degrees Celsius. The laboratory took steps to prevent damage to the cultured cells and requested repairs to the freezer manufacturer. However, it is said that the repair schedule was delayed by about a week due to Corona 19.
While waiting for repairs, the research team said, ‘This freezer beeps. Please do not move or unplug. No need to clean here. To turn off the warning sound, just press the mute button for 5 to 10 seconds.”
However, three days later, a cleaner in charge of cleaning the lab came in and accidentally turned off the freezer’s circuit breaker, and the temperature in the freezer rose to minus 32 degrees Celsius. It was discovered by researchers the next day.
In an affidavit, the cleaner claimed he was “trying to help” and “misread the circuit breaker instructions and thought the circuit breaker was off and turned it back on.”
“Efforts to preserve the research samples ultimately resulted in more than 20 years of research samples being damaged and irrecoverable,” the complaint stated.