A balcony safety panel installed by a construction company has caused a few headaches for people who have tried to get in and out of the balcony on the ground floor.

The panel is designed to stop people from slipping and falling off the balcony, but it is also a way for a construction worker to reach the top floor of the building if a worker collapses.

The company, Construction Technology Group, said it had installed the panel to prevent people from falling off a balcony and being injured by falling workers.

More From Washington Post:Washington Post reporters Matt Zapotosky and Carol Morello contributed to this report.