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McDonald's Workers Want OSHA to Investigate Pattern of Violence

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A McDonald's Corp. Restaurant Ahead Of Earnings Figures

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Every 36 hours on average, American local news outlets deliver a new report on violence at a McDonald’s. A group of employees in Chicago say workers bear the brunt of such incidents -- enough to constitute a pattern of regular on-the-job violence they want the company to address across the U.S.

In a complaint filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday, the workers at one location described being threatened with guns, attacked with hot coffee and having to dodge food thrown by a disturbed customer.