Apple Employees Are Actually Injuring Themselves By Walking Into Glass Walls
Apple’s Spaceship HQ in Apple Park is an awesome, futuristic building but the future also has some design faults.
In fact, a year ago when the Cupertino building official visited the building, he expressed his worry that employees would struggle to distinguish between the clear glass wall and clear glass doors. Shortly after he voiced his concern, a contractor walked right into the glass wall by accident.
Well, the ironic contractor wouldn’t be the last. Over the past couple months, there have been multiple 9-1-1 phone calls made for medical help after some of the 13,000 Apple employees ran their faces into the glass walls.
The San Fransisco Chronicle published some transcripts of emergency phone calls for the glass wall victims. While they all differ in damage and worry, most of them include language similar to this:
Dispatcher: So the address you gave me at 1 Apple Park Way is that exactly where we’re going?
Dispatcher: …so tell me exactly what happened.
Caller: We had an individual who ran into a glass wall pane and they hit their head. They have a small cut on their head and they are bleeding, slightly disoriented. We have on-site security with them right now.
Did we have a power walker or something on our hands? I mean, how much damage can you do to your head on a glass wall at a normal walking speed?
Sounds like these walls are a real problem but it’s also kind of hilarious, let’s be honest. Imagine just enjoying your lunch and *BAM!* …some guy from HR busts his head open on a huge glass wall. You have to laugh at least a little, possibly laugh a lot if its the guy from HR that bugs you about new company policies.