Friday, July 15, 2005

Disgruntled Former Employee Kills Self in Boss's Office

Worker Kills Self in Boss's Office

Thankfully, supervisor Doreen Hartley saw recently fired employee, Bruce Alvin Miller returning to the site where he had worked for 28 years, toting a gun. Hartley, who had fired Miller earlier that day from his position of assistant designer at Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., warned the other employees before running to safety. After Miller, 46, shot his way into the building, he made his way into Hartley's office and killed himself. Luckily, no one was hurt.

This is food for thought for employers who must terminate employment of a possibly unstable employee. Although these violent incidents are not especially common, they do occur. Ensure employee safety by taking the proper precautions when facing what could turn into a dangerous situation.

For more details on the shooting incident, read the indepth article featured in the Baltimore Sun.

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