Weak ceiling tile falls three stories onto student’s head

Constant rainfall has weakened ceiling tiles, one of which fell and hit a student in business building.

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Police section off the area where the ceiling tile fell on a student's head earlier today. Photo by Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer

Andrew Fraieli, Opinions Editor

At about 12:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a weak ceiling tile fell on a student’s head as he was standing in the College of Business lobby.

A hole is left in the College of Business ceiling after a water leak weakened the tile causing it to fall. Photo by Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer

A hole is left in the College of Business ceiling after a water leak weakened the tile causing it to fall. Photo by Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer

“The tile was wet and fell right on his head as he was talking to his friend,” according to senior marketing major Sumit Patel, who was sitting nearby and saw the incident.

The student, whose name is unknown, was seen sitting at a table by Outtakes with several students around him asking if he was alright. A crowd of about 30 people were standing around the hall. When his face was not in his hands, the student appeared visibly flushed.

Students sitting just one table over from where the ceiling tile fell. Photo by Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer

The student (center) who got hit by the ceiling tile surrounded by students asking if he was alright. Photo by Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer

The tile was shattered in the middle of floor with water slowly dripping from the ceiling as well.

Police came at 12:30 p.m. to talk to the hurt student and started to put police tape around the fallen tile.

Police section of part of the College of Business lobby where a ceiling tile fell on a students head. Photo by Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer

Police section of part of the College of Business lobby where a ceiling tile fell on a students head. Photo by Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer

Supposedly, earlier in the day maintenance was inspecting the ceiling tiles.

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Andrew Fraieli is the opinions editor for the University Press. He can be reached at [email protected] .