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Bosses Need to Watch Their Backs


"Maybe it's better to get offed than to die as a boss from falling..."

In the 2011 Warner Brother's movie "Horrible Bosses," three men who work for different companies device a plan to kill each other's bad bosses. Although what comes out of Hollywood may not always accurately portray reality, "Horrible Bosses" may hit closer to home than you think.

According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary (via Gizmodo), of on the job deaths of those in management positions, 10 percent were homicides.

Watch the plotting in "Horrible Bosses":

Gizmodo writes that while 10 percent seems high for management murders, other types of deaths for bosses on the job were equally as weird:

. . . maybe it's better to get offed than to die as a boss from falling (9%) or being "struck by an object" (12%).

There is technically good news associated with on-the-job homicides: they are actually going down. According to BLS, the total of workplace homicides went down 7 percent in 2010 compared to 2009, and 50 percent compared to 1994. Despite this downward trend, workplace homicides involving women increased 13 percent.

BSL reports there were 4,547 fatal work injuries recorded in 2010. The most likely way to go on the job in 2010 was in a car accident (968 deaths).

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