Both of the incidents resulted in minor cuts and no hospitalization. Inside, work spaces known as "pods" also have glass walls and doors created to foster a culture of openness. Apple apparently was not real keen on that and had them removed, as pieces of yellow paper stuck to beautifully and clear windows negatively affected the aesthetics.
If you're planning on heading to Apple's new headquarters in Silicon Valley, you may want to look up from your iPhone every once in a while, not just to make sure you see the pretty architecture, but to make sure you don't run into it.
What Ives didn't foresee, however, is that distracted employees who are looking down at their iPhones and reports might smack into these glass walls, as has been happening. Apple is still in the process of moving employees over to the new campus; at last count, it had permission to move in workers to 5 out of the 12 Apple Park sections. The building is circular in shape featuring marvels of architectural concepts.
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People in glass offices should probably watch where they're going. "The achievement is to make a building where so many people can connect and collaborate and walk and talk", Ive told Wired in May. However, it seems Apple has a bit of a health and safety issue on its hands, and employees are being injured.
KTVU reached out to Apple for a comment and has not yet heard back.
In an effort to curb cranial collisions, unidentified company employees took to placing Post-It notes on glass walls as a way of warning their colleagues. It's not clear how many incidents there have been.
This does, however, reflect a story from 2012, in which an 83-year-old woman filed suit against the company after injuring herself after bumping into a glass surface at an Apple Store. If Apple is found to be in violation of the law, it could attract fines and implement other safety measures, according to the California Department of Industrial relations spokeswoman, MarketWatch reported.