The Apple Park campus is primarily made up of glass walls and panels. Not surprising then, that several Apple employees ended up becoming injured because they failed to notice these transparent barriers and walked right into them.
Apparently, and according to The Verge, as many as seven Apple employees had walked straight into the campus’ glass doors, and that was only during the opening of the Apple Park campus. MarketWatch reports that at least two people have have injuries severe enough to require medical attention.
This isn’t the first time Apple has been under the spotlight for its fatalistic, yet awe-inspiring architectural designs. Back in 2012, the company was sued by an 83 year old woman who broke her nose when she walked into a transparent glass door at one an Apple store.
None of the injured needed to be hospitalised, mercifully, but some were actually treated for minor cuts to the head. Since then, the staff at the Apple Park campus have taken to using Post-its as markers on the wall, but sadly, Apple wanted the notes removed, on the grounds that “they detracted from the building’s design.” This blind adherence, however, could legally become a violation of a California state law, which states that employees be ”protected against the hazard of walking through glass by barriers or by conspicuous durable markings.”
(Source: The Verge)