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Cleaners exonerated for breaking King Tut’s mask

King Tutankhamun's mask

King Tutankhamun’s mask

New Zealand commercial cleaning company CrestClean welcomed reports that ‘the cleaners were not to blame for breaking the beard of the priceless King Tutankhamun mask at the Egyptian National Museum’, stated a 5 March media release.

“All too often cleaners are the first to be blamed when something is broken in the workplace, resulting in further derision of the cleaning industry and the people who work as cleaners,” said Grant McLauchlan, managing director of CrestClean.

“The shocking news that the blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of the famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was broken off and hastily glued back on with epoxy saw the blame placed on the cleaners.

“Now we see reports that the golden beard was broken during maintenance and a botched restoration effort,” noted McLauchlan.

“In New Zealand, all CrestClean personnel undergo world-class training and up-skilling that ensures our cleaners are not just nameless faces, but an integral and valued part of a workplace environment.

“We’re extremely proud of our cleaners in New Zealand and their approach to providing high levels of customer service. That’s a key reason for the impressive growth of CrestClean,” claimed McLauchlan.

“While we may not have the likes of King Tut’s mask in New Zealand, we have workplaces and schools that are just as valuable in terms of who works in them, and CrestClean is just as proud to look after these people and the places they work in.”

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