Rotten office fridge cleanup sends seven workers to hospital

Apparently the workers at an AT&T office in San Jose are unable to keep their fridge clean. It’s sort of sad to know that there are offices out there that have the same (and worse) problems as the ones I’ve worked in.

Rotten office fridge cleanup sends seven workers to hospital

Authorities say an enterprising office worker had decided to clean it out, placing the food in a conference room while using two cleaning chemicals to scrub down the mess.

The mixture of old lunches and disinfectant caused 28 people to need treatment for vomiting and nausea.

And now for the real kicker:

Authorities say the worker who cleaned the refrigerator didn’t need treatment – she can’t smell because of allergies.

One more reason to avoid the office fridge in general. Ours get cleaned out on a regular basis (the cleaning staff post warnings as to when it’s going to get cleaned) and everything inside gets tossed directly into the garbage. Unfortunately, that doesn’t do anything for the science experiments that some people seem to like to create at their desks.

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