California shooter an employer’s worst nightmare

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Washington (AFP) – A disgruntled, heavily-armed employee shows up at work and murders nine of his colleagues: this week’s carnage at a California rail yard is every American employer’s worst nightmare come true. Samuel Cassidy, a 57-year-old white man, fired around 40 shots Wednesday at the public transport rail yard where he worked as a maintenance man in San Jose, California. He was not the first US employee to commit mass murder at work, and in a country awash with guns he is unlikely to be the last.  From 1970 to 1990, employees or ex-employees of the US Postal System alone killed around 4…

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