Store clerk shot by prison guard in Wyoming.
NIOSH 1993 Sep; :1-3
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.
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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Wyoming Department of Health