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Police Say City Employee Targeted Co-Worker in Deadly North Carolina Shooting

A deadly shooting at a city building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina was an act of “workplace violence” by one city employee who targeted a co-worker he’d disliked for a long time, police said Friday. Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson told …

New Oklahoma Law, Workplace Shooting Fears Prompt Security Changes

Security is not subtle at the sprawling campus of human resources technology giant Paycom in Oklahoma City. Off-duty police officers roam the grounds, bolstering the company’s own force of armed guards. A basement command center that looks like something out …

Workplace Mass Shootings Are Rare But Still a Worry to Americans

A postal worker on disability retirement for psychological issues returned to her workplace years later and killed six people. A Connecticut beer delivery worker irate over being forced to resign opened fire as he was being escorted out of the …

10% of All Workplace Fatalities Due to Homicides

Homicides accounted for 10 percent of all fatal occupational injuries in the United States in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 500 workplace homicides in 2016, an increase of 83 cases from 2015. The 2016 total …

Silicon Valley View of Security Does Not Include Armed Guards

Silicon Valley may tighten security after a shooting at the YouTube headquarters stunned the San Francisco Bay Area this week, but do not expect armed guards to take up protective posts around tech companies’ campuses. They want broader integration with …

5 Killed at Orlando Factory by Fired Worker

A recently fired worker from an awning company in Florida followed through with a plan to kill his former colleagues, singling out five and fatally shooting them in the head before taking his own life, authorities said. John Robert Neumann …

U.S. Facing Rise in Workplace Homicides

Fatal workplace shootings, like the one Monday in Orlando, Florida, are ticking upward in the United States, government statistics show. Revenge against an employer, romantic partner or co-workers often is the motive, experts say. Reports of workplace violence are quick …

Wyoming Workplace Safety Meetings Planned Around State

Responding to the trend of workplace shootings that have happened around the country, the state of Wyoming is offering free workplace training in April and May to inform workers and supervisors how to respond to active shooter situations and other …

Timeline: Workplace Shootings in U.S. Over Past 5 Years

On Feb. 25, 15 people at a Kansas factory were shot, three of them killed, by a co-worker whom police say had also shot two other people as he drove toward the facility. The shooting at Excel Industries in Hesston, …