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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131593.015 Event: 12/02/2020Employee Is Killed From Gun Shot Wound
At approximately 4:48 p.m. on December 2, 2020, an employee was walking toward t he car in the parking lot to leave work for the day. A former patient had been p acing in the parking lot prior to the employee leaving the facility to go home f or the day. When the employee exited the facility the patient engaged the employ ee in conversation. They sat on the sidewalk talking for 30-45 minutes and it ap peared to be a calm conversation. When the employee stood and started walking to ward his car the patient followed him and called out to him causing the employee to turn around. The patient pointed a gun at the employee and shot him in the c hest causing the employee to fall forward to the ground and was killed. The pati ent then walked over to the employee and shot him two more times in the head. Th e patient then walked toward the facility. Other employees, that witnessed the i ncident, called out to the patient to get rid of the weapon. The patient threw t he gun into the bushes and employees then restrained the patient until officers arrived.
Keywords: chest, gun, gunshot, head, workplace violence
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1504791.015 Fatality Social workers

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