Published: Sun, February 18, 2018
Research | By Clarence Powell

Apple Workers Literally Hit The Wall, As New Campus Has Glass Hazard

Apple Workers Literally Hit The Wall, As New Campus Has Glass Hazard

Should the Apple employees be less distracted while walking around the new campus offices or should Apple do something about it?

According to Bloomberg, the design is heavily focused on glass and includes work pods made out of plenty of glass.

The company famous for its innovative design experienced at least two incidents of men walking into glass and causing injuries serious enough to warrant calls for local emergency services in the early days of its new "spaceship" campus, according to documents MarketWatch obtained via a public-records request.

Housing around 13,000 employees, Apple Park, as the headquarters is known, is a futuristic feat of engineering that contains the world's largest piece of curved glass.

I'd imagine bumping into these glass panes hurt quite a lot, although it's not clear if Apple will be taking any actions to better protect employees.

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The iPhone maker opened Apple Park to employees in April 2017.

Some staff started to stick Post-It notes on the glass doors to mark their presence. Employees are not allowed to discuss anything related to Apple with outsiders. "While it is a technical marvel to make glass at this scale, that's not the achievement". Apple shoved all roads and parking spaces underground. "The achievement is to make a building where so many people can connect and collaborate and walk and talk". Unfortunately, these papers reportedly disappear because "they detract from the building's design"-perhaps removed by agents of Apple's Gestapo wearing invisibility cloaks?" It's not entirely clear how many such incidents have occurred, though people who are supposedly familiar with the situation told Bloomberg that this is something that has happened repeatedly since the campus opened.

But we have yet to learn how many of them walked or ran into see-through walls.

We reached out to Apple PR for comment. She sued the company, arguing it should have posted a warning on the glass.

Apple is discovering that sleek architecture doesn't necessarily play nicely with health & safety, after multiple reported cases of Apple Park staff walking into glass doors and windows.

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