In Southern California alone, one summary showed, over an eight year span from mid 1989 to mid 1997, there were 15 workplace homicide incidents, six with multiple victims, that killed 29 people. In subsequent years, major workplace crimes across the country included four state lottery executives killed by a Connecticut lottery accountant (March 1998); seven coworkers killed by a Xerox technician in Honolulu (November 1999); seven slain by a software engineer at the Edgewater Technology Company in Wakefield, Massachusetts (December 2000); four killed by a 66 year old former forklift driver at the Navistar plant in Chicago (February 2001); three killed by an insurance executive at Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New York City (September 2002); three killed by a plant worker at a manufacturing plant in Jefferson City, Missouri (July 2, 2003); and six killed by a plant worker at a Lockheed-Martin aircraft plant in Meridian, Mississippi (July 8, 2003). (The Chicago, New York, Mississippi, and Connecticut shooters killed themselves. In the Honolulu and Massachusetts cases, the shooters went to trial. Both pleaded insanity but were convicted, and both received the same sentence of life in prison without parole.) Despite a number of highly publicized post office incidents, a Postal Service commission reported in 2000 that postal employees are actually less likely to be homicide victims than other workers. The phrase “going postal”, which the commission noted has become a pejorative shorthand phrase for employee violence, is a “myth” the report said. (Source: Report of the United States Postal Service Commission on a Safe and Secure Workplace, quoted in U. S. Postal Service Annual Report, 2000).