Latest Workplace violence News

Survivors of newspaper shooting, victims' relatives sue

Jul. 17, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The families of five Maryland newspaper employees killed in a mass shooting in 2018 and most of the surviving employees who were in the Capital Gazette newsroom during the attack have filed two lawsuits alleging a parent company did not do enough to prevent the attack....

Man who accidentally killed coworker gets probation

Jul. 08, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who accidentally shot and killed a coworker at a moving company using a shotgun he found while unloading a truck has received a suspended sentence with probation. Yaimel Rosario-Rosado, 23, of Webster, was sentenced Wednesday...

Cable TV worker killed, public workers shot in S. Carolina

Jul. 02, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Charter Communications worker was killed in a South Carolina shooting and standoff that also wounded two public workers repairing a sewer main, a deputy and a woman inside the home where the shooter was barricaded, authorities said. The man who...

San Jose to require gun owners to carry liability insurance

Jun. 30, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose officials have passed the first law in the nation that requires gun owners to carry liability insurance and pay a fee to cover taxpayers’ costs associated with gun violence. The new law was unanimously approved by the City Council on...

Man kills co-worker in shooting outside SC chicken plant

Jun. 24, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An employee at a South Carolina chicken plant shot and killed a co-worker as they fought in the parking lot Thursday morning after finishing a night shift, authorities said. Daniel Demetrius Jones, 33, was shot several times outside the House...

Man who saved colleagues from shooter gets posthumous medal

Jun. 24, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A man who helped save his colleagues during a mass shooting in Virginia has received a posthumous medal from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. The Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday that Ryan Keith Cox got the Carnegie Medal. ...

Editor of paper that endured newsroom shooting says goodbye

Jun. 19, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The editor of the Capital Gazette, which won a special Pulitzer Prize citation for its coverage and courage in the face of a massacre in its newsroom, is leaving the Maryland newspaper. Rick Hutzell, who worked at the Annapolis paper for more than...

Texas man indicted in deadly shooting at cabinet business

Jun. 18, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — A Texas man has been indicted on a charges of murder and assault for allegedly opening fire at a cabinet-making company where he worked, killing one man and wounding five other employees. A Brazos County grand jury handed up the murder charge against...

Search on for man accused of killing co-worker at dirt pit

Jun. 17, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

DAPHNE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say they’re searching for a suspect after a man shot and killed a fellow worker at a south Alabama dirt pit. Local and federal authorities were searching Wednesday for the suspect, a 45-year-old man from Mobile, Al.com reported. ...

San Jose mandates videotaping of all gun purchases

Jun. 16, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose officials have passed a new gun law that requires retailers to video-record all firearm purchases, becoming the largest city in California with such a rule. The City Council unanimously approved the new law Tuesday, less than a month...