Angry workers don’t need a firearm to attack others, as this case of alleged workplace violence shows.
Authorities say an Albany, NY, man who’d been recently fired, returned to where he’d been working and assaulted four former co-workers, sending three of them to the hospital.
Eddie Robinson Jr. faces first- and third-degree assault charges and is being held on $50,000 bail.
The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department says Robinson had recently been fired from his job at Ducci Electrical.
On Aug. 10, authorities allege Robinson entered the GlobalFoundries facility in Malta, NY, where Ducci employees were working.
Robinson allegedly assaulted four of his co-workers, striking one man in the face several times with a fire extinguisher and causing facial and bodily injuries to three others.
The man struck several times with the fire extinguisher was hospitalized with serious injuries, including facial fractures. Two of the others were also taken to a hospital, and the fourth worker was treated at the scene.
A police investigator says he couldn’t speculate on a motive and that Robinson knew the men he allegedly attacked. There’s no word on how Robinson’s employment at Ducci Electrical ended.
OSHA has workplace violence information and resources on its website.