A crack in the floor that forms an art installation in the Tate Modern has caused 15 injuries in seven weeks

Tate Modern’s Shibboleth exhibition has caused 15 injuries since its opening seven weeks ago, it has been revealed.

The crack running through the museum’s Turbine Hall winds over 167m through the site and opens into deep gaps throughout. Four accidents which were reported to the Health and Safety Executive were classed as minor injuries.

Before the opening of the exhibition, the museum head of safety and security warned in an internal message about the “potential for significant leg injury”.

He said that safety measures which would usually have to be applied to gaps of the size of the exhibit are not appropriate for Shibboleth “due to its artistic nature”.

The crack
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