Part of that construction hold-up was down to just how demanding Apple has been with its architects, contractors, and the specialists doing the internal fit out. "While it is a technical marvel to make glass at this scale, that's not the achievement", Jony Ive, Apple's design chief, told the magazine in May.
While some patients had minor cuts, none needed hospital care.
The whole building is surrounded by curved glass, and work spaces inside are also made with a lot of glass.More news: Amy Schumer reveals surprise wedding
MarketWatch asked Apple for comment on the issue and any mitigations it has sought to enact.
The extent of the problem and any steps taken to address it are hard to determine, as Apple keeps a tight lid on the new campus.
The "people familiar with the incidents" won't say how widespread a phenomenon all of this is, but there's a definite potential downside to glass walls in a setting where occupants are regularly staring down at their phones.More news: Food bank asks for donations to prepare for possible SNAP cuts
But after the Apple Park campus opened earlier this year, the technology giant has discovered one downside to its obsession with stylish aesthetics. However, the notes were removed because they detracted from the building's design, the people said. After the unveiling of the first look, the campus architecture was praised by fans and publications for its sleek appearance. "The achievement is to make a building where so many people can connect and collaborate and walk and talk".
Employees, including those injured, haven't spoken publicly about the incident as Apple maintains a tight non-disclosure policy.
After the smacking accidents, employees tagged the walls with sticky notes to avoid recurrence. Unfortunately, their effort was curbed after superiors thought that the notes would interfere with the building's design.More news: Google's Project Fi service now offers data coverage in 170 countries
The "dumbass walks into a glass door" bit is so hack that it was on Two and a Half Men before Charlie Sheen went all AIDS-crazy and tried to strangle Chuck Lorre or whatever. 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.
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