Date
22 October 2018
A red arrow points to the section where a glass curtain wall was taken down after it got shattered on Monday, raining glass on a female pedestrian. Photo: Internet
A red arrow points to the section where a glass curtain wall was taken down after it got shattered on Monday, raining glass on a female pedestrian. Photo: Internet

Broken curtain wall rains glass in North Point, injuring woman

A female pedestrian suffered injuries on a North Point street on Monday as glass shards rained on her from a glass curtain wall on an upper floor in a commercial building.

According to Apple Daily, the incident happened at around noon when the woman was walking along King’s Road, past the Two Chinachem Exchange Square building.

As she was passing the commercial property owned by Chinachem Group, a large number of pieces of a broken glass curtain wall suddenly rained on her.

Unable to duck the falling debris, the pedestrian suffered cuts on her body.

Paramedics arrived at the scene after being informed of the incident. They tended to the wounds on the spot after the woman allegedly refused to be taken to a hospital.

The accident led the police to temporarily cordon off two traffic lanes on the section of King’s Road between Cheung Hong Street and Ming Yuen Western Street.

According to the report, a glass curtain wall got shattered after it had developed cracks earlier. 

Police investigation revealed that the shards came from a 60×20-square-centimeter glass curtain wall installed on the refuge floor between the 25th and 26th floors of the commercial building.

Pieces of the broken glass fell again when workers were removing the broken curtain wall later, working from a suspended platform. The affected part was then sealed.

The curtain wall had seen cracks in it before, possibly due to bird strikes or collision from some objects, before it ended up shattered on Monday when the victim was passing the building.

In response to media inquiries, a spokesperson for Chinachem Group said a thorough probe is underway into the incident.

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