The Honest Truth About Suicide and Construction

Published: May, 2019; Vol 15, Num 12, Laborers' Health & Safety Fund of North America

The conversation we must have is about the difficult subject of suicide. Some people might say this isn’t a construction problem, but a people problem. Others might say this doesn’t affect them or it’s none of their business. But the uncomfortable truth is that every year, construction has more deaths by suicide than any other industry. When you adjust for the number of workers, construction also has the highest suicide rate of any industry. These are simply the facts."

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