Boeing employees got a little too into Pokémon Go.
The aerospace company has banned the popular game after it was installed on more than 100 work phones and one employee almost got hurt after gameplay distraction.
“We used the Pokémon Go phenomenon as an opportunity to talk with our employees and remind them of Boeing’s strong focus on workplace safety,” Boeing spokesman Tom Kim explained in an email to GeekWire. “As we strive for zero injuries, we prohibit employees from walking and using mobile devices at the same time on Boeing property. This has been a safety standard since 2014. Doing so has contributed to improvements in eliminating distractions and reducing the risk for slips, trips and falls.”
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