Early speculation has pinpointed relaxed attitudes to workplace discipline for causing a fatal aircraft crash and a decapitation on a spinning teacup ride at a fairground.
One police source claims that air traffic control at Tiddingfold Airport in West Sussex was severely understaffed after five workers phoned in to say they had got up late and were hungover.
“The manager apparently laughed and then told them ‘no worries’. An hour later two Cessna light aircraft crashed on the runway in a massive fireball.
“There might have been a chance of saving the [total of] four passengers but unfortunately there were only two firefighters on duty. The others had gone away to a music festival and had decided not to come back that day as planned. The station officer had told them: 'No worries'.”
In Blackpool, there was further tragedy when the owner of a spinning teacup ride agreed to let the ride supervisor take an extra 20 minutes’ dinner break, in which time the ride malfunctioned, spinning faster and faster, eventually causing the head of a boy to fall off. The head had still not been found as at 10am today, say police.
Rumours on the internet suggest the ride supervisor – who has been arrested – was once voted Sydney’s Most Chilled Man.
Last weekend, a race to find an organ match for a woman who needed a heart transplant was stalled when a lab worker in Sheffield asked if he could leave early to go to a friend’s birthday.
His superior agreed to this, the job was left “until the morning” and the patient died. The supervisor has since reportedly said he was “sorry about that”.
Home secretary Theresa May said it was the job of local authorities to clamp down on “no worries culture”, which she blamed on “chillout culture” and “Australians”.Tweet