Friday, October 17, 2008

Close call

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!

11 comments:

Nowheymama said...

Holy Crap! I am SO glad no one was hurt!

Chantal said...

Wow, Thank God for small miracles.

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

WOW! That is amazing no one was hurt. How does that happen anyway- the glass falling off? Crazy morning.

Misty said...

How lucky that all those circumstances made for a people-free area.

Ever wonder why Thursday is party night? It just doesn't make sense, you know? Friday is still a weekday, folks.

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

So scary! and yet another reason to cut your work-week short. Just do it!

Jess said...

Oh my god, that's so scary! I'm glad nobody was hurt!

Astarte said...

Oh, WOW. Thank heavens no one was hurt. That could have been a truly, truly terrible incident.

artemisia said...

I am so glad no one was hurt!

Astarte said...

PS - I just tagged you over at my place!

Erin said...

WOW. Thank your lucky stars, huh? That is scary.

shay said...

Oh wow. Thanks goodness no one was hurt. How scary!