Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • A 46-year-old Chino Hills man died yesterday after he fell through a skylight while working on the roof of a Chino warehouse, according to San Bernardino County [Calif.] coroner's officials. James Bean died at the scene of the 2:02 p.m. accident Monday along the 14000 block of Yorba Court, according to an April 7 PE.com report.
  • A car auction firm is facing a fine of up to £50,000 [$74,227] after an employee fell 25 feet through a skylight–which was painted over. British Car Auctions, at the Walton Summit Industrial Estate, pleaded guilty to seven breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act. 
  • A girl has seriously injured her arm after falling through a skylight while jumping over roof tops in St Andrews [U.K.].The 16-year-old was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, where her condition was described as stable, according to an April 6 BBC report.
  • Calgary will soon be home to the world's biggest skylight.It is being installed at The Core shopping center downtown and will span three city blocks."It's actually going to be the largest skylight of its kind in the world, so it's quite a coup for Calgary to get it. And I think it's going to be quite an amazing feature to the building," says Cindy Turnquist, a spokesperson for The Core...
  • A St Andrews University [Scotland] student has died after falling through the skylight of a shop during a night out.Alex Richardson, 21, from Newmarket in Suffolk, crashed through the window at the Home Improvements Mica Homestore in the town center on Tuesday at 2230 GMT, according to a March 27 BBC report. 
  • The Corcoran Gallery of Art [Washington, D.C.] has a noticeably fresher look.Its marble and granite facades along 17th Street and New York Avenue Northwest have been cleaned, turning the exterior from dingy gray to pristine white. This upgrade is part of an ambitious restoration of the beaux-arts building that is expected to cost about $25 million.The most expensive part of the renovation,...
  • A construction worker facing a lifetime of acute disability after crashing through a skylight on a warehouse roof yesterday settled his High Court compensation case and is to receive £450,000 [$640,674]. Michael John Brand, 46, of Taverham, near Norwich [U.K.], suffered severe brain injuries as well as a fractured pelvis, a cut to his liver and a punctured lung when he fell about five...
  • Heavy snow shattered a skylight above the lobby of the Davenport Hotel in Downtown Spokane Saturday night.No one was hurt.Matt Jensen from the Davenport Hotel said at around 9:05 p.m., heavy snow slid off the main roof of the hotel and shattered part of the first of two skylights above the lobby. The first, thicker skylight bore the brunt of the impact, according to Jensen.A second, thinner,...
  • Responding to heightened industry and public concerns about fall prevention, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's Skylight Council has published a position paper entitled Fall Protection, which provides practical suggestions for minimizing and preventing falls through roof openings, according to a Dec. 12 AAMA release.Highlighted within the paper, Fall Protection notes the...
  • A chartered surveyor is recovering after falling through a skylight on a job in Basingstoke [U.K.].The man, aged in his 50s, was working on a site in the town last Thursday when the accident occurred, according to a Nov. 3 ContractJournal report.
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