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Store clerk shot by prison guard in Wyoming.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1993 Sep; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20028758
Abstract
A 26 year old female employee of a convenience store died of gunshot wounds incurred during an apparent homicide. The victim was talking on the phone when the shooting took place and the party on the phone heard the victim call a person's name, telling them "don't", and then heard the shots. A suspect was located shortly after the incident occurred and was taken into custody. The victim apparently died within a minute of the shooting and was pronounced dead by the coroner around 15 minutes after the incident occurred. Employers may be able to minimize the potential for occurrence of this type of incident through the following precautions: 1. Since convenience stores are uniquely susceptible to workplace injury resulting from violent action, there should be a policy of double-staffing. 2. Where a potential for violence is recognized that would place an employee in particular jeopardy, allowances should be made (within reason) to provide additional protection to that employee.
Keywords
Region-8; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Grocery-stores; Retail-workers
Publication Date
19930903
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB2014-103490
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-93WY004; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-807083
SIC Code
NAICS-44
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WY
Performing Organization
Wyoming Department of Health
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