A BUNGLING defence worker who sparked a nuclear missile alert after “pushing the wrong buttons” has said he feels “really bad” for the life or death panic he caused.The full-scale alarm was broadcast when the fat-fingered Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (EMA) employee made the shocking mistake during a shift handover drill at 8.07am.Officials said he didn’t even realise what he had one until mobile phones in the command centre began displaying the alert.”This guy feels bad, right. He’s not doing this on purpose – it was a mistake on his part and he feels terrible about it,” said EMA Administrator Vern Miyagi in a press conference Saturday afternoon.Miyagi, a retired Army major general, said the employee had been with the agency for a while and revealed he would now be “counselled and drilled so this never happens again.”However, he stopped short of saying whether there would be any disciplinary action taken against the culprit.Island Governor David Ige today apologised, saying: “I am sorry for the pain and confusion it caused. “I, too, am extremely upset about this and am doing everything I can do to immediately improve our emergency management systems, procedures and staffing.”Panicked Hawaiians ran for their lives after receiving… Read full this story
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