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W.Va. pizza worker caught urinating in sink fired

February 19, 2014
Associated Press

KERMIT, W.Va. (AP) — Health officials have temporarily shut down a southern West Virginia pizza restaurant after a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink.

Media outlets report the Mingo County health department cited a substantial public health hazard in closing the Pizza Hut in Kermit.

Pizza Hut Corp. released a statement saying it was "embarrassed" by the manager's actions. The company says it has "zero tolerance" for violations of its operating standards.

The video shows the manager urinating in a kitchen sink behind a cash register.

Pizza Hut says the incident occurred after business hours. The franchise owner fired the employee, whose name wasn't released.

Kermit Sanitarian Brett Vance says the restaurant is closed until it's thoroughly cleaned and there are reassurances of safeguards in place.



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