Don’t Mess with Wingstop
According to ABC13, a Wingstop in Houston was held up around 11 p.m. The suspect entered and demanded cash. When the suspect ran out, an employee chased after him with a gun of his own. Police say that during the foot chase, the employee opened fire. They believe he must have felt in fear of his life. Later, police found the wounded suspect lying in an open area. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. A grand jury will determine if the employee was justified in shooting the man.
Safe Work Habits
I don’t know how to feel about this. I feel like the employee should have stayed in the restaurant and not chased the suspect down. At the same time, if you don’t want to risk being shot, do not rob. At the jobs I have worked where there was a risk of being robbed, I was always told by my boss just to hand over the money and keep myself safe. Thankfully, that never happened. I think it is a safety issue for a company. You cost much more than what is in the register.
Most people do not have to worry about being robbed at work, however. They face more mundane dangers like slips and falls and harming themselves with tools from their jobs. No matter what the threat is, there will always be a chance that a worker can be hurt while performing their required tasks.
On the Jоb Aссіdеnt Stаtіѕtісѕ
The following іnfоrmаtіоn іѕ рrоvіdеd bу (OSHA):
- On аvеrаgе, mоrе thаn 92 workers аrе kіllеd every wееk, оr 13 dеаthѕ реr dау.
- Worker dеаthѕ іn America аrе down оn аvеrаgе, from аbоut 39 wоrkеr dеаthѕ per day іn 1970 tо 13 a dау іn 2014.
- 4,821 wоrkеrѕ died on the jоb іn 2014.
- Onе іn five worker dеаthѕ іn 2014 wеrе іn the соnѕtruсtіоn іnduѕtrу.
- Fаtаl falls accounted fоr 359 соnѕtruсtіоn worker fаtаlіtіеѕ in 2014. The “Fаtаl Four” lеаdіng causes of рrіvаtе sector wоrkеr dеаthѕ аrе:
- Fаllѕ – 359 оut оf 899 tоtаl dеаthѕ іn соnѕtruсtіоn in 2014 (39.9%)
- Elесtrосutіоnѕ – 74 (8.2%)
- Struсk bу Object – 73 (8.1%)
- Cаught-іn/bеtwееn – 39 (4.3%)
San Antonio Work Accident Lawyer
This man was more than lucky, but sadly, not all robberies end that way. If they did, I dare say robberies would come to a quick end. Yet, they’ve been around as long as stores have been open and they don’t seem to be ending soon. If you have been injured in a robbery, who takes care of you when you are hurt. Who pays your medical bills and assures your other bills are being taken care of while you have to have recovery time? This is a good time to call an attorney. We want to help. At KRW, we offer a free consultation so you can tell us about your work injury and let us see if we can help you.