Worker Dies in Cubicle, Not Found for Day
LA County employee Rebecca Wells, 51, found dead at desk
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2011 8:45 AM CST
Wells was working in a building with around 1,000 cubicles, a county spokesperson says.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – A Los Angeles County employee lay dead and slumped over her desk in an office cubicle for what could have been as long as a day before anybody noticed, police say. Rebecca Wells, a 51-year-old auditor who had recently become a grandmother, was found by a security guard Saturday afternoon, KTLA reports. She had last been seen alive at 9am Friday morning, say detectives, who suspect she died from a stroke or heart attack. (Click here for another depressing work-related story.)

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vapidvortex
Feb 18, 2011 7:35 AM CST
G'night Rebecca. Have a good weekend. See ya Monday.
mbluetyphoon
Feb 17, 2011 10:24 PM CST
I used to work for the post office at one of their huge installations. Co-workers dying on the job was not an everyday thing, but it would occur at least once a month. It was sad to come to work to see the fire dept. parked out in front of the building with their biggest engine and a bunch of ambulances surrounding it. That was usually the tip off that someone had passed away in the building. It was such a sad thing too... to die in of all places - ugh. I feel badly for this woman and her family in L.A.
BobbyRicigliano
Feb 17, 2011 12:14 PM CST
Who is this company that doesn't monitor their employees' activity, and where can I apply?!?