When you don’t pay the people who work on your new hotel, you better be ready for them to take matters into their own hands! That’s what happened over in Liverpool when a man who was not paid his wages used a machine to destroy the newly built Travelodge hotel he had helped put together… the day it was set to open!
“The handover was today, everything completed, we’d put the last tile in, cleaned up and made sure everything was perfect,” another worker told a newspaper. “Then some idiot in a mini digger decided to drive through the middle of the building.”
Footage on social media showed the digger smashing into the hotel over and over again. Turns out it went on for a good 20 or 30 minutes and nobody was able to stop the man.
When the dust settled, it was discovered that the driver was angry over a pay dispute involving $600. While it was verified, a voice on the social media video can be heard yelling, “That’s what happens when people don’t pay their wages.”
Many of the workers who were on the scene were all completely taken aback, jaws to the floor wondering what was going on. The site manager was apparently running around like a “headless chicken,” frantic to make it stop.
The cops were quickly called to the scene and the driver left the digger and made off on foot. He was located pretty quick, though, and is currently being interviewed as part of the ongoing investigation.
One worker on the scene experienced eye irritation due to the diesel exposure, but was treated at the scene. Nobody else was injured.
Travelodge hasn’t commented, except to say that the site hadn’t yet to be handed over and was remained the responsibility of the developer. We’re sure that made him really happy!
Original article and Image Credit: Police to Interview Man After Digger Smashed Into New Hotel