People Keep Walking Into Glass at Apple Park

People Keep Walking Into Glass at Apple Park

People Keep Walking Into Glass at Apple Park

Apple's new futuristic, nearly all-glass, Cupertino, Calif. campus may be lovely, but it's causing some problems for employees. That's not a metaphor, either.

Apple's new headquarters has a shiny new centerpiece made of glass that is confusing employees so much that they keep smacking their heads into glass, unnamed sources have told reporters. A report from Bloomberg today details how the company has had to call emergency services to assist multiple employees who can't help but accidentally walk into glass walls.

According to Time magazine, some employees, attached to their iPhones, neither sense nor see the see-through walls coming at their noggins.

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The problem becomes even worse because, reportedly, many Apple employees are glued to their iPhone's screens while walking around. A tweet by Kenn Durrence in January also suggested "seven people injured themselves" by walking into glass doors.

And in the early days of the campus' operations, at least two incidents of people walking into walls were severe enough to warrant calling 911, according to documents obtained by MarketWatch. Some employees apparently came up with a fix by sticking post it notes on the glass walls, which was shortly removed by the staff as it didn't sit well with the architecture team. State law specifically requires staff members to be "protected against the hazard of walking through glass by barriers or by conspicuous durable markings". Thankfully, there are no reports of injuries at the campus on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's website.

The centerpiece of Apple Inc.'s new headquarters is a massive, ring-shaped office overflowing with panes of glass, a testament to the company's famed design-obsessed aesthetic.

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