A census worker in Connecticut was fortunately uninjured when a teen robbed him and stole his vehicle while he was working. The U.S. Census Bureau employee was on the job collecting information when a young teenager robbed him at gunpoint, took his vehicle, and then came back to force the man to drive him to another part of town.
The federal employee was uninjured during the incident. The teen has been charged with carjacking and first-degree kidnapping.
During this year’s census six census workers have died during on the job auto accidents. Officials at the Census Bureau have stated that the crash and fatality rates that affect their census takers are no higher than those of commercial delivery drivers.
Though their loss cannot be measured the family members of those who lost their lives while taking census information are eligible for survivor benefits. In addition, the Census Bureau pays for funeral expenses.
The workers compensation attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren would like to extend our condolences to the families of deceased census workers. We hope that the rest of the collection process is accident and injury free.