A BUNGLING defence worker who sparked a nuclear missile alert after “pushing the wrong buttons” has lost his job after saying 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.”It was later reported the hapless worker had been given the boot by his bosses.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 this alert at 8.07am local… Read full this story
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