Restautrant Glass Panel Falls On Unsuspecting Customer

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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This is the moment a restaurant customer flees in terror after the glass panels surrounding a restaurant cubicle topple over and one hits him

The freak accident happened at a hugely popular spaceship-themed restaurant called Spacelab, which is located in New Yansha Mall in China’s capital of Beijing.

CCTV footage from the business – known for its creative decor and roller coaster food delivery system – shows customer Mr Zhao standing with his back to the cubicle where a family is seated.

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Two glass panes measuring over 6 feet in length and 1.3 inches thick suddenly break apart and fall onto the restaurant floor.

One hits Mr Zhao in the back before shattering on the floor, leaving the terrified patron fleeing to safety.

Mr Zhao, who suffers bruises to his back and legs, recalled: “I thought there was an earthquake, then I heard the loud smashing of glass.

“I thought something was falling from the ceiling.

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“I’d been there before and knew that there were spinning things coming from above, so my first reaction was to protect my head.

“I turned around and saw these huge panes of glass.

“I was the only one hit by the glass, but their staff members were also cut by some shards.”

Spacelab has reportedly apologised over the incident, but the popular theme restaurant is still locked in negotiations with Mr Zhao who is demanding 50,000 RMB (5,510 GBP) in damages.

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The restaurant’s manager, who has not been named in reports, has asked Mr Zhao to file a claim with its insurer over the accident.

Mr Zhao, however, feels Spacelab should take responsibility and claim reimbursement themselves.

He said: “Spacelab is known for its creativity, so safety has to be its priority.

“For example, these tall glass cubicles and the spinning devices – they can harm customers if they fall.

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“They can’t rely on these gimmicks. What if something worse happens?”

The two parties had yet to reach an agreement at the time of writing.

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