Harlem Shake costs Aussie miners their jobs - video
Bosses unimpressed by video of topless miners taking part in global dance craze underground
AS many as 15 miners are believed to have been sacked after a video clip showing them performing the Harlem Shake in an Australian gold mine went viral.
The West Australian reports that the workers at the Agnew gold mine lost their "six-figure salaries" after stripping off their shirts and performing the global dance craze. They have also been banned for life from every project operated by the mine's owner, Barminco.
A dismissal letter sent to the men said the company saw the stunt as a clear safety issue and a breach of its "core values of safety, integrity and excellence". But many disagree. A Facebook page has been set up calling for the miners' reinstatement, with some describing the sackings as another nail in the coffin of the Australian larrikin.
Last week, another video showing Colorado college students doing the Harlem Shake on an airliner triggered an investigation by US aviation authorities.