Inside of the office where I work, there is a large break room for all of the employees to sit and relax.
The break room has a large table with several chairs and a long countertop with a sink, microwave, and toaster oven.
We have a refrigerator and freezer, but it’s usually filled with old food and stale bread. There are a couple of snack machines in the break room as well. They have items like candy bars, chips, cookies, soda, and pretzels. The only time I ever go to the break room is when I need a cup of coffee. There are two large coffee pots in the break room. I went to the break room on Monday morning to grab a quick cup of coffee before I started on the stack of paperwork piled up on top of my desk. I decided to brew a fresh pot of coffee. While I was waiting for the coffee to brew, I stepped into the bathroom to wash my hands and adjust my shirt. a minute or two after I walked into the bathroom, I heard a loud crashing sound. I was terribly scared, because it sounded like an explosion occurred in the break room. I heard people screaming all over and I didn’t want to leave the bathroom. I heard voices in the room next to me talking about the AC ductwork. I decided to open the door. The ductwork for the AC was all over the table. It looked like the ceiling collapsed on the table. Pieces of the ductwork and drywall were scattered all over the room. If I had been standing under the AC ductwork, I would have been seriously injured.