Falling glass in Dundee Central Library

The entrance to the Central Library in Dundee had to be reinforced after an expert report revealed there was a one in fifty chance of a falling glass safety scare being repeated. The measure was revealed following the publication of a report the council has fought for over a year to keep secret, but has now been released under Freedom of Information.

The authority launched the independent probe after a large pane crashed to the ground in the atrium of the busy City Centre facility“for no obvious reason”.

No one was injured in the 2006 incident, but the area of the fall is well used during opening hours, and the Victoria Road entrance was closed for weeks.

Library glass fall: action taken by council (Evening Telegraph, 20 February 2008)