I arrived at work today to a flurry of activity and police tape blocking off a large section of my building. Just moments before I arrived, a large piece of glass (3’ x 4’) that formed part of a railing fell from the second level into a large open space on the main level.
Three things prevented someone from getting killed by this mishap:
1. It was 8:15 AM, about 10 minutes before a lot of staff pour through the area and about an hour before the area becomes populated by students.
2. It is Friday. Thursday night is pub night, so Friday mornings are always a little quieter than other days of the week.
3. This weekend is Homecoming, so the area, normally bustling with fairs, vendors, speakers and fundraisers, was empty in preparation for a large set-up.
Whew. After I get the other 500 pieces of glass inspected, I’ll be ready for a couple of days off.
Have a great weekend!