Brotherly love?

Nov 26 2008 by Derek Torres Print This Article

Have you ever been to Philadelphia? If you're thinking about going there to work, you may want to think again. Lest you find my premise unfair, let me share with you this headline from the Philadelphia Business Journal: "Almost a third of 07 workplace deaths in area homicides".

In other words, people who die on the jobs there, they're dying because they were killed, not because of accidents.

In fact, in Philadelphia, more people were killed (27) in a workplace death, than in car accidents (12) or falls (14). I have to wonder how many of those falls were due to help from behind.

I would be curious to find out more about such findings. What were the causes of death in these homicides? You could reasonably think that they were likely due to firearms. What does that tell us?

There's a lot of conclusions to which one could jump based on these figures. Of course, news sources picking up these stories could help by painting a more accurate picture of what's going on. Most of us probably don't have either the time or inclination to read the actual report from the US Department of Labor.

In the meantime, I'll let the good people of Philly (the city of Brotherly Love) sort out their death in the workplace title before I consider applying for positions there.