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Multiple University staff injure themselves due to texting and walking

The University of Newcastle issues a safety warning to all staff following injuries based around texting and walking
By: Chris Smith | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Nov 24, 2015 5:29 pm

At first it's likely that you thought this was an article on The Onion, however, the 'safety alert' issued by the University of Newcastle is a very real thing.




This has come about thanks to multiple University staff injuring themselves while texting and walking, with the University itself issuing a safety alert warning all employees of the dangers involved with not paying attention to your surroundings. The official warning is said to further include the dangers of bush, bikes and vehicles, with the Universities' associate director of health and safety, Dr Maggie Goldie, confirming that two staff have recently owned up to hurting themselves by messaging and strolling.


Some staff aren't taking this warning seriously, with it coming as part of a string of safety concerns released by the University management, asking patrons to avoid fallen bark and prompting them to hold the handrail when walking on stairs. In an interview with the Newcastle Herald, one disgruntled employee stated: "I await the one about breathing and chewing."


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