workplace violence

Bus Driver Fired After Fight With Teen and Crash Into Parked Cars

Bus Driver Fired After Fight With Teen and Crash Into Parked Cars

A Kenosha, Wisc. bus driver lost his job after fighting a teen who attacked first, but failing to secure the bus, which crashed into several parked vehicles. Read More »

Walmart Worker Fired After Helping Woman Under Attack In Parking Lot

Walmart Worker Fired After Helping Woman Under Attack In Parking Lot

30-year old Kristopher Oswald acted when he saw a woman being beaten

if you're on a company break and see a woman being beaten up, the noble thing to do is step in. Kristopher Oswald says Walmart fired him for doing just that. Read More »

Ex-TSA Screener Indicted For Alleged 9/11-Related Threats At LAX

Ex-TSA Screener Indicted For Alleged 9/11-Related Threats At LAX

Nna Alpha Onuoha told the TSA it was "running out of time" on Sept.11, according to authorities.

A former security screener for the TSA, Nna Alpha Onuoha, stands accused of threatening to attack Los Angeles International Airport on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary. Read More »

Bus Mechanic Turned Hero: Saves Driver From Attack [Video]

Bus Mechanic Turned Hero: Saves Driver From Attack [Video]

It's extraordinarily rare, but every once in a while, there is a true emergency at work -- and... Read More »

Office Prank Caused Man To Kill Co-Workers, Authorities Say

Office Prank Caused Man To Kill Co-Workers, Authorities Say

A few nightclub bouncers in Ocala, Fla., had been laughing for days over an embarrassing video of one of their co-workers. Then, tired of the teasing, that co-worker apparently snapped, killing three of them, authorities told the Ocala Star Banner. The bouncer in the video, Andrew Joseph "Punchy" Lobban, has... Read More »

Popcorn Company Employee Took Exec Hostage At Gunpoint, Police Say

Popcorn Company Employee Took Exec Hostage At Gunpoint, Police Say

A day after the country was reeling from the shocking Boston Marathon bombings, a small Southern California company reportedly was in the grips of its own violent drama. Leonora Banuelos walked into her office at Popcornopolis with a semiautomatic pistol and took her boss hostage, authorities said. Banuelos, 21... Read More »

WWE Star Sued For Painfully Real Assault On Co-Worker

WWE Star Sued For Painfully Real Assault On Co-Worker

World Wrestling Entertainment's star wrestlers are often said to be "faking" fights. But now WWE producer Andrew Green has filed a lawsuit against one of the biggest wrestlers, Big Show (whose real name is Paul Donald Wight Jr, ) for a chokehold that Green says was painfully real. Green claims that Big Show,... Read More »

Accent Signage Systems' 'Botched' Firing Led To Murderous Rampage, Lawsuit Claims

Accent Signage Systems' 'Botched' Firing Led To Murderous Rampage, Lawsuit Claims

By Amy Forliti The family of a man who was among six people gunned down at his Minneapolis office last year are suing the company, claiming that it botched the firing of the employee who carried out the attack and should have known he was mentally ill and potentially dangerous. The lawsuit being filed on... Read More »

Phoenix Office Shooting: Why Is Workplace Violence On The Rise?

Phoenix Office Shooting: Why Is Workplace Violence On The Rise?

The news of another office shooting raises the question: Why is workplace violence on the rise? On Wednesday, a gunman, 70-year old Arthur Douglas Harmon, allegedly shot and killed 48-year old Steve Singer, CEO of the Scottsdale-based Fusion Contact Centers LLC, a call center company. Fusion allegedly had... Read More »

Workplace Homicides Up 50 Percent In The Last Year

Workplace Homicides Up 50 Percent In The Last Year

The massacre at the Sandy Hook elementary school reinvigorated the dormant debate over gun control and how best to stop the gun violence in schools. Now, new research suggests that violence in the workplace also has jumped dramatically, with workplace killings up 50 percent in the past year alone. Read More »

Guns-To-Work Laws Proliferate, Despite Mass Shootings And Employer Opposition

Guns-To-Work Laws Proliferate, Despite Mass Shootings And Employer Opposition

As the country reels over the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, there has been much soul-searching over the upswing in mass murders on American soil -- and how to stop the deadly trend. In recent months, employers have quietly joined in the debate, fighting National Rifle Association-supported... Read More »

Murder-Suicide Of Chrysler Workers Followed Fight On Plant Floor, Police Say

Murder-Suicide Of Chrysler Workers Followed Fight On Plant Floor, Police Say

Story updated on Sept. 21 at 10:15 am. Two Chrysler workers are dead after a fight at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit on Thursday morning, police said. The incident began at around 7:55 a.m. Thursday when a male employee allegedly slit the throat of a coworker on the plant floor. Jeff Hunt was... Read More »

Empire State Building Shooting: Could Your Co-Worker Be A Threat?

Empire State Building Shooting: Could Your Co-Worker Be A Threat?

The morning commute in New York City was interrupted Friday with word that a gunman opened fire outside the Empire State Building. Jeffrey Johnson, a fashion accessories designer who was laid off last year, shot and killed a former colleague, Steve Ercolino, police said. Then he reportedly fired at the police... Read More »

Empire State Building Shootings: Is Workplace Violence On The Rise? [UPDATED]

Empire State Building Shootings: Is Workplace Violence On The Rise? [UPDATED]

Updated 1:00 pm, August 24, 2012 Law enforcement officials in New York City say two are dead and at least eight people have been shot outside the Empire State Building in violence that stemmed from a workplace dispute. The gunman is said to has been killed by police. The perpetrator was identified as Jeffrey... Read More »

Workplace Violence: Is The Recession Inspiring Worker Rage?

Workplace Violence: Is The Recession Inspiring Worker Rage?

It was perhaps the least appropriate time to make a threat to a co-worker using a "Batman" reference. But in late July, Neil Prescott's bosses at Pitney Bowes told him over the phone that he was being fired, he apparently was livid. "I'm a Joker and I'm gonna load my guns and blow everybody up," Prescott, 28,... Read More »

Have You Experienced Violence In The Workplace?

Have You Experienced Violence In The Workplace?

By Debra Auerbach The idea of workplace violence is frightening, but it's one of those situations where someone might think, "It won't ever happen to me." Yet a new survey reveals some startling statistics about the prevalence of violence, or intent of violence, in the workplace. Read More »

How to React to a Workplace Attack

How to React to a Workplace Attack

Since 2008, there has been a rise in workplace violence that many experts believe is closely associated with the increasing pressure people are feeling at work and overall uncertainty about jobs nationally. Stress or conflict at work, financial issues and even trouble at home can all contribute to workplace... Read More »

Work is Less Likely to Kill You: Workplace Violence on the Decline

Work is Less Likely to Kill You: Workplace Violence on the Decline

You might think your work is slowly killing you or that your job is murder, but the truth is that the incidents of homicide and non-fatal violent crimes in the workplace are on the decline. The number of these occurrences is actually down to about a quarter of what it was in the '90s. Read More »

10 Warning Signs of Workplace Violence

10 Warning Signs of Workplace Violence

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 2 million Americans are impacted by workplace violence annually. But this situation rarely comes from out of the blue: Behavior indicators exhibited in the workplace have been linked to workplace violence. In a 2004 USA Today analysis of 224 fatal... Read More »

What to Do if a Co-worker Appears Dangerous

What to Do if a Co-worker Appears Dangerous

A story of a 40-year-old man recently accused of killing one person and injuring five at his former office can send even the most easy going office into a state of fear. You never know if the sometimes-odd co-worker is harmless, or mentally ill with too many personal problems to count. And while you don't want... Read More »

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