Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Men's Health

Font Size

When Employees Turn Deadly at Work

Working It Out

continued...

Denenberg says companies with formal grievance procedures could help some angry workers feel that their complaint has been heard by an impartial third party. For some, violent actions were the final result from encountering real problems that were never resolved. "If somebody had looked at the actual facts, what happened could have been avoided."

He recalls a 1998 office shooting at a Connecticut state lottery headquarters that left four executives dead, and how he called the employee's union chief to get information about the gunman. "He said, 'My first reaction was, I hope it's not Matt Beck,'" Denenberg says.

 It was.

Kathy Bunch is a Philadelphia freelance writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications. She is a frequent contributor to WebMD.

1|2|3

Today on WebMD

Life Cycle of a Penis
Slideshow
Preacher Curl
Slideshow
 
testosterone molecule
Article
Xray of foot highlighting gout
Slideshow
 
Food Men 10 Foods Boost Male Health
Slideshow
Thoughtful man sitting on bed
Quiz
 
Man taking blood pressure
Slideshow
doctor holding syringe
Slideshow
 
Condom Quiz
Quiz
thumbnail_angry_couple_in_bed
Slideshow
 
man running
Quiz
older couple in bed
Video