While healthcare facility shootings are still rare, assaults are not

July 26, 2019

Shootings like the recent one in a Baltimore drug treatment center draw attention to violent incidents, according to an article on the Baltimore Sun website.

While healthcare facility shootings are still rare, assaults are not.

Healthcare and social assistance topped the the federal Bureau of Labor Statistic’s list of dangerous jobs in 2017 — the most recent data available — with 548,000 injuries of all kinds. 

That year, 189 healthcare workers died from on-the-job injuries of all types, including assault, up from 178 a decade before.

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