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Report: 1 in 10 bosses are murdered

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One in ten bosses who died on the job in 2010 were murdered, according to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that was released last week.

Eleven percent of all deadly occupational injures were homicides. However, that's down 7 percent from 2009. This was the lowest total ever recorded by the fatality census.

But, workplace homicides involving women increased by 13 percent.

There were 808 workplace assaults and violent acts in 2010 across the country.  That includes violence by persons, self-inflicted injuries, and attacks by animals.

Missouri had 13 assaults and violent acts in 2010.  Kentucky had three, Illinois had 38, and Tennessee had 15.

Check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics report for more.

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