Three Apple Employees Dial 911 After Walking into Glass Panes at New HQ

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Apple’s new, monster-size Silicon Valley headquarters may be a clear indicator that it’s one of the technology industry’s most lucrative and powerful companies.

But since opening to employees in April 2017, the Apple Park complex seems to be doing more damage than good for the company.

It emerged in the middle of February that Apple employees have been injuring themselves after walking into glass walls and doors throughout the multi-billion-dollar building.

But now, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that three of these employees ended up calling emergency services after experiencing injuries.

Although no one was injured seriously, new transcripts between employees and 911 operators show that this is a somewhat worrying problem for the tech giant.

On January 2nd, two employees dialled 911 to seek medical assistance. Then in the same month, a third employee made a call – they had all walked into glass panes.

In the first call, a security guard at Apple headquarters reported a medical incident. The operator dispatched an ambulance to deal with the situation.

“We had an individual who ran into a glass wall pane and they hit their head,” said the guard.

“They have a small cut on their head and they are bleeding, slightly disoriented. We have on site security with them right now.”

The second caller witnessed similar injuries. They said:  “OK. So we had an employee, he was on campus and he walked into a glass window, hitting his head, has a little bit of a cut on the eyebrow.”

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Cupertino building expert Albert Salvador addressed the concerns. He said: “We did recognize this was going to be an issue, especially when they clean the glass. When you clean the windows, you can’t even tell some of them are there.”

There are thought to be 3,000 glass panes in the premises, and Apple has previously described them as a core feature of the Park.

In an interview with Wired last year, Apple design chief Jony Ive said:  “While it is a technical marvel to make glass at this scale, that’s not the achievement..”

“The achievement is to make a building where so many people can connect and collaborate and walk and talk.”

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