It’s not unusual to get angry at work from time to time. However, some people have trouble learning how to handle that anger. So the anger turns into rage and sometimes results in murder. Workplace homicides rose by 2% to 417 cases in 2015, with shootings rising by 15%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Workplace violence accounts for 17.8% of all simple assaults and 12.9% of all aggravated assaults. In addition, workplace violence costs American businesses anywhere from $6 billion to $36 billion each year, reported TAL Global. Here are 15 of the most terrifying homicides on the job.
1. Raymond Clark III
- Year tragedy took place: 2009
- Number of people killed: 1
Annie Le worked at the Yale Animal Research Center, where she conducted medical experiments, according to Yale Alumni Magazine. The 24-year-old suddenly went missing days before her wedding. Her body was later found behind one of the walls in the research lab Sept. 13, 2009, the day of her wedding. Strangulation was the cause of death, the New Haven Register reported. Her co-worker Raymond Clark III received a 44-year prison sentence for her murder.
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