New Jersey waste management employee loses job after allegedly blasting Orthodox Jews with snow

A New Jersey Waste Management employee is out of work after allegedly posting a video where he appears to be using a snowplow truck to blow snow on two Orthodox Jews.

Video of the incident posted on social media shows that the operator appears to be intentionally lowering the truck’s snow plow attachment, sending snow and ice at the Orthodox Jewish people.

The passenger and driver of the vehicle can be heard laughing after the pair were hit by snow and ice.

“These [sic] for you JC…”, read the caption of the video.

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Birds fly over the Waste Management Inc. Davis Street Recycling &; Transfer station in San Leandro, California, U.S. on Monday, February 12, 2018.
(Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The video was taken in Lakewood, New Jersey, according to the Facebook post.

After the video went viral on social media, Waste Management posted a declaration on Facebook, stating that the video was posted by an employee on leave and not using a company vehicle.

The company said the person associated with the position was “no longer employed by WM.”

“This former employee’s conduct is unacceptable and inconsistent with WM’s Code of Conduct, Commitments and Values,” Waste Management said.

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A Waste Management Inc. garbage collection truck empties a trash can outside a home in Hayward, California, U.S., Monday, February 12, 2018

A Waste Management Inc. garbage collection truck empties a trash can outside a home in Hayward, California, U.S., Monday, February 12, 2018
(Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Waste Management said company representatives also met with Jewish community leaders in New York and northern New Jersey to discuss the incident.

A company spokesperson told Fox News Digital that the company took “swift action” in its response to the incident.

Lakewood Police Department Capt. Gregory Staffordsmith told Fox News Digital he is investigating the incident.

Lakewood Mayor Raymond Coles said NBC New York this the incident occurred during the Northeast which swept parts of the Northeast on Saturday.

Coles also told the outlet that individuals hit by the snow are filing complaints.

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A Waste Management Inc. garbage collection truck drives through a neighborhood in Hayward, California, U.S., Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.

A Waste Management Inc. garbage collection truck drives through a neighborhood in Hayward, California, U.S., Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.
(Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Roz Rothstein, co-founder and CEO of StandWithUs, an educational organization that fights anti-Semitism and supports Israel, told Fox News Digital that the incident is an example of anti-Jewish bigotry.

“This is a horrific and aggressive act of anti-Jewish bigotry. We are grateful to Waste Management for taking swift action that sends the right message to businesses around the world that behavior like this does not will ever be tolerated,” Rothstein said.

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