A college janitor turned off a freezer in a lab to silence ‘annoying alarms,’ but destroyed $1 million in scientific research

A university janitor accidentally turned off a super cold laboratory freezer after repeated “annoying alarms,” resulting in the destruction of $1 million worth of scientific research, according to a lawsuit filed in the New York.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a private research university in Troy, New York, is suing Daigle Cleaning Systems after one of its contracted workers wiped out over 20 years of research, according to the suit, which was filed in Rensselaer County Supreme Court.

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