According to the Bureau of labour Statistics, 10 per cent of all fatal work injuries are caused by workplace homicide. Here are some other eerie facts about it:
- Over the past 5 years, 2004-08, an average of 564 work-related homicides happened in the US annually.
- 4 out of every 5 workplace homicide victims in 2008 were male
- More workplace homicides happen in the retail trade (24 per cent)
- Most workplace homicides are shootings (80 per cent of all homicides in 2008)
- Robbers are responsible for workplace homicides (40%) more so than angry coworkers or ex-employees (12%)
One of our readers has actually been through one of these horrible incidents and survived. To read his story, click here.
And for more ugly truths, check out: 15 seriously disturbing facts about your job.
For more information on these tragic statistics, head over to the Bureau of labour Statistics >>
Photo: Bureau of labour Statistics
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