(English) Heavy flat-screen TV and panels monitor walls

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Typical causes of damages

Flat-screen TV’s and monitors, especially large ones, could easily topple during an earthquake, causing a range of injuries. Sometimes injuries are severe enough to be fatal.

Recommended methods

Connect heavy flat-screen and panels monitor walls to the floor and ceiling. Floor slabs and free access floor panels are not connected, so heavy video monitors cannot be secured only to the floor panel. To secure furniture and floor slabs, insert reinforcing materials under floor panels and sandwich the panel using long anchor bolts (see raised access floor).

Technical drawing by M.Vicente