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Old 03-05-18, 07:03 PM
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Think cycling is dangerous? Try walking at Apple hq!

Relevance: injuries sustained at walking speed due to walking into an unnoticed glass wall gives us an idea of how cyclists get injured.

Apple Park: What employees told 911 after walking into glass walls | ZDNet
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Old 03-05-18, 07:15 PM
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Now they know how all the birds feel.
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Old 03-06-18, 10:01 AM
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Shake it off. Give him a band aid. Get back to sweat shop.

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Old 03-06-18, 10:06 AM
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All that glass makes it kind of hard to scratch where it itches.
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Old 03-06-18, 10:06 AM
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And how many people still drive without putting on their seat belts?
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I did this once. I was lucky the glass didn't break, and my nose was small enough not to have broken. I was in a daze for the rest of the day. It happens more easily than one might guess.
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all im left is wondering why people call 911, do they need to kiss it better?
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Old 03-06-18, 12:20 PM
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all im left is wondering why people call 911, do they need to kiss it better?
Read the article.


I did that once leaving a J. Crew store. Fortunately, I wasn't injured, but it's a shocking experience thinking about what could have happened. A couple of employees chuckled. I told them that not doing something about the danger is a good way to get sued.
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all im left is wondering why people call 911, do they need to kiss it better?
probably Snowflakes.
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probably Snowflakes.
Take a look at who called 911.

Probably corporate liability attorneys, indirectly.

Institutionalized snowflakes.
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all im left is wondering why people call 911, do they need to kiss it better?
In my case it was like getting punched very hard in the face. I still don't really understand why my nose wasn't broken, or my teeth smashed out. If someone actually goes through the glass, it would be a lot worse.

The building was new, and two people were standing in the doorway having a discussion, and I walked around them, not processing that the whole thing wasn't open.



The doors in the above were wide open, and there was no mat or any other obvious visual cue, the glass was new and clean, and that strip of decal across the window was put on after I almost walked through it (to the left of the double-doorway).
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Our new office, completed last summer, has multiple panels of glass making up the offices and collaboration spaces. Several people have face planted. To date, nothing more serious than embarrassment has been sustained.
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I can understand people nowadays are more distracted by cellphones, tablets, and other digital devices. Also I imagine working at Apple is probably pretty stressful.
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From the article:

Dispatcher: Is he awake?

Caller: He is conscious.

Dispatcher: Is he breathing?

Caller: That we do not know. Yes, yes, he's conscious and breathing.
I know the dispatcher just has to get all the information (worked in that job myself once) but it's rare for someone to be conscious and not breathing, unless they're choking or something.
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I did this once. I was lucky the glass didn't break, and my nose was small enough not to have broken. I was in a daze for the rest of the day. It happens more easily than one might guess.
Oh, I did that years ago. We were picking fruit at one of Dad's co-worker's houses.

I left the sliding door open, went in to use the restroom, then came out of the restroom full speed ahead (like any kid would do)... except someone had closed the door on me.

I think I went clean through the glass, but not a scratch on me.
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Oh, I did that years ago. We were picking fruit at one of Dad's co-worker's houses.

I left the sliding door open, went in to use the restroom, then came out of the restroom full speed ahead (like any kid would do)... except someone had closed the door on me.

I think I went clean through the glass, but not a scratch on me.
Safety glass.

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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Oh, I did that years ago. We were picking fruit at one of Dad's co-worker's houses.

I left the sliding door open, went in to use the restroom, then came out of the restroom full speed ahead (like any kid would do)... except someone had closed the door on me.

I think I went clean through the glass, but not a scratch on me.
I had a childhood friend do that (when we were children, of course). Unfortunately for him, it apparently wasn't safety glass and he was a real bloody mess as a result.

I had an acquaintance as an adult who was working as a meter reader. I don't know how he did it, but he also walked into a sliding glass door while on the job. He suffered from knee pain for a couple of years before a physician finally found the shard of glass embedded in it.

Needless to say, I had my granddaughters put some stickers on our sliding glass door.
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I know the dispatcher just has to get all the information (worked in that job myself once) but it's rare for someone to be conscious and not breathing, unless they're choking or something.
I was about to comment on the same thing; conscious and disoriented pretty well implies breathing, since failure to breathe will generally be noticed long before mild disorientation.

Even more amusing:
Do not move unless you are in danger and do not splint any injuries, OK?
Guy hit his head, and wasn't bleeding. How do you splint a bruise to the forehead?

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all im left is wondering why people call 911, do they need to kiss it better?
Stitches were required. My sis works at Apple. It's not an isolated incident, and some of them have been ugly.
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I had a similar experience. Head bumped hard on the glass door of a bakery while trying to get out. Hurt badly. Bakery employee offered ice, I declined as far as I can remember (or maybe my memory was affected ).
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I was about to comment on the same thing; conscious and disoriented pretty well implies breathing, since failure to breathe will generally be noticed long before mild disorientation.

Even more amusing:


Guy hit his head, and wasn't bleeding. How do you splint a bruise to the forehead?
I'm sure the dispatcher was just running down an ambulance pre-arrival checklist of things they had to ask or advise the caller. When I did medical dispatch we had flip books which gave us questions & instructions for each situation.
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I'm sure the dispatcher was just running down an ambulance pre-arrival checklist of things they had to ask or advise the caller.
She didn't mention anything about not applying a tourniquet or attempting to amputate, so that can't be it.
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so employees started putting post-it notes on the glass panels as warning but "corporate" ordered them removed? nice
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Now they know how all the birds feel.
Perhaps it's relevant but I've noticed that some birds, around here it's the cardinals, will repeatedly fly into window glass again and again and again...
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noticed the cardinals, will repeatedly fly into window glass again and again and again...
you might try a post-it note. unless Wifey objects?
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